The defence ministry on Monday stated it finalised a contract with Mahindra Defence Methods Ltd (MDSL) to acquire 1,300 gentle fight automobiles for the Indian Military at a value of Rs 1,056 crore.
The induction of the automobiles is deliberate to be accomplished in 4 years.
“Offering additional enhance to ‘Make in India’, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with MDSL for provide of 1,300 gentle specialist automobiles to the Indian Military,” the ministry stated.
“The sunshine specialist automobile is a contemporary preventing automobile and shall be authorised to varied preventing items for carriage of medium machine weapons, automated grenade launchers in addition to anti-tank guided missiles,” it stated in an announcement.
The automobile is indigenously designed and developed by MDSL.
The ministry stated the automobiles are extraordinarily agile with all-round safety in opposition to small arms fireplace and they’ll help small unbiased detachments.
“This can be a flagship venture showcasing the indigenous manufacturing capabilities of the defence trade and can add one other milestone to the “Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan” and “Make in India” initiative of the federal government,” the ministry stated in an announcement.
In the previous few months, the ministry finalised a variety of procurement initiatives for the three forces to boost their total fight capabilities.