Ashok Leyland bags Rs 800 crore business from Indian Army

The Field Artillery Tractor 4x4 and Gun Towing Vehicle 6x6 are specialised vehicles employed by the artillery for towing light and medium guns, respectively.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 17 Jul 2023 Views icon6548 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Ashok Leyland has announced new order wins from the Indian Army, valued at Rs 800 crore, in the defence sector. The contracts awarded also include the procurement of the Field Artillery Tractor (FAT 4x4) and the Gun Towing Vehicle (GTV 6x6).

The FAT 4x4 and GTV 6x6 are specialised vehicles employed by the artillery for towing light and medium guns, respectively. Both these platforms were prominently featured in the initial positive indigenisation list announced by the government of India. Ashok Leyland's selection for these crucial Defence contracts underscores the company's commitment to indigenous manufacturing and its position as a trusted partner for the Indian Armed Forces.

Speaking on the order win,  Shenu Agarwal, MD and CEO, Ashok Leyland said, "We are immensely proud to have secured these orders from the Indian Army.  The defence business has been a strong pillar of growth for us, and this win further establishes our leadership in the defence mobility vehicles business. This is also a testament to our firm commitment to providing advanced mobility solutions for our armed forces. 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 indigenisation efforts and self-reliance in defense manufacturing."

 Amandeep Singh, President – Defence Business, Ashok Leyland said, “Ashok Leyland has invested in development of mobility platforms ranging from 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, 10x10 & 12x12 for various applications and operational requirements of Indian Armed Forces.  These platforms are indigenously designed, developed and manufactured by Ashok Leyland and contribute significantly towards import substitution. This win is even more special as it comes at a time when we mark another milestone and celebrate our 75th year anniversary in September this year.”

Ashok Leyland states that it will complete vehicle deliveries over the next  12 months to the Indian Army. 

Lead pic: Ashok Leyland


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