Indian Army taps Ashok Leyland for crucial defence mobility solutions

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Ashok Leyland, a supplier of logistics vehicles to the Indian Army and the flagship of the Hinduja Group, announced winning significant orders in the defence sector valued at INR 800 crores.

The contracts include the procurement of the Field Artillery Tractor (FAT 4×4) and the Gun Towing Vehicle (GTV 6×6).

Used by the Artillery for towing light and medium guns, the FAT 4×4 and GTV 6×6 vehicles were featured prominently on the Government of India’s initial positive indigenization list. This selection reinforces Ashok Leyland’s commitment to indigenous manufacturing and its established partnership with the Indian Armed Forces.

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Shenu Agarwal, MD and CEO of Ashok Leyland, expressed the company’s pride in securing these orders. He said, “The Defence business has been a strong pillar of growth for us, and this win further establishes our leadership in Defence mobility vehicles business. We are grateful for the trust placed in Ashok Leyland by the Government of India, and we remain dedicated to contributing to the country’s indigenization efforts and self-reliance in defense manufacturing.”

Ashok Leyland scores major defence contracts worth INR 800 crores from Indian Army

Ashok Leyland scores major defence contracts worth INR 800 crores from Indian Army. Photo courtesy of Ask27/Wikimedia Commons.

President of Defence Business at Ashok Leyland, Amandeep Singh, added, “Ashok Leyland’s dependable mobility solutions have consistently remained a formidable asset within the defense sector. We are proud that we have been a leading example of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’, by serving alongside our forces through our products and solutions.”

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Ashok Leyland will deliver these advanced vehicles over the next 12 months to meet the requirements of the Indian Army. By partnering with the Indian Army for its logistics needs and with a strong commitment to innovation, Ashok Leyland continues to fortify its role as a trusted partner for the Indian Armed Forces.

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