By- INN/New Delhi, @infodeaofficial;
In the DefExpo India 2018, the most important forerunner of the Hinduja Group and the largest suppliers of logistics vehicles to the Indian Army in today’s time, Ashok Leyland showcased six advanced-technology products and solutions.
The products at the exhibition were unveiled by Shrimathi Mahadevi Bilebal, wife of Late Lance Nayak Hanumanthappa Koppad, who was posthumously awarded the Sena medal, and Veer Chakra Hony Capt Raghunath Singh.
Speaking on the occasion, Vinod K. Dasari, MD, Ashok Leyland, said, “We have been an integral part of our nation’s Defence operations and we continue to evolve as a trusted partner in providing end-to-end solutions in the area of mobility.
Talking about the products showcased in the event, he said, “This year’s DefExpo focus is to showcase India as a major hub of defence production in the world. Ashok Leyland is proud to be leading in this area for almost three decades and we plan to be at the forefront of designing and making in India by expanding our range of vehicle and technology solutions offering.”
“ We have developed capabilities which will help us to bid for 20-25 percent of the tenders of the Indian Army as against less than one percent earlier.” He added.
“Our strong focus on in-house R&D and strategic partnerships with global defence suppliers have helped us develop the next generation of mobility solutions for our defence personnel and equipment. With the new generation vehicles and solutions, we are further extending the trust our army has in us. Known for robustness, endurance, and latest technology, these offerings will help us expand our defence business multi-fold in the coming years. We are proud of having won 31 tenders in the last 2 years and this alone will result in cumulative revenues of over Rs 5000 cr, over the next decade.” Said Amandeep Singh, Head – Defence, Ashok Leyland talking about the partnerships and business of the company.
Products like LSV: Light Specialist Vehicle which is a versatile platform developed specifically for specialist applications such as Reconnaissance, Quick Response & Patrol and counter-insurgency operations, Guru 715: General Service logistics application for Paramilitary forces and International market, often operating in narrower, more unpredictable conditions, MBPV: Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle 4×4, developed by Ashok Leyland for the Ministry of Home Affairs, India, to support the counter insurgency operations, Super Stallion 8×8, a High Mobility Vehicle, inducted by the Indian Army, known for, the Super Stallion emerged as the most preferred platform, in Special Service and Combat Support logistic vehicles. Etc. were showcased in the event.
Been at the forefront in serving the nation by partnering with the Indian Army for its logistics needs, the company has always followed its philosophy of ‘Aapki Jeet, Hamari Jeet’.
Ashok Leyland has made significant investments in-house to develop the next generation of world-class mobility solutions and technologies for the country’s armed forces as a resolve to contribute to the nation’s security.