Mumbai – Ashok Leyland, a renowned commercial vehicle manufacturer, announced on Monday that it has successfully won orders worth INR 800 crore from the Indian Army. The contracts encompass the procurement of the Field Artillery Tractor (FAT 4×4) and the Gun Towing Vehicle (GTV 6×6), according to a statement released by Ashok Leyland.
Shenu Agarwal, the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at Ashok Leyland, expressed their delight in securing these orders and highlighted the Defense business as a significant driver of growth for the company. Agarwal emphasized that this achievement further solidifies Ashok Leyland’s leadership in the Defense mobility vehicles sector.
The delivery of the specialized vehicles is scheduled to take place over the next 12 months to meet the specific requirements of the Indian Army. The FAT 4×4 and GTV 6×6 vehicles play crucial roles in towing light and medium guns, respectively, as explained by Ashok Leyland.
Amandeep Singh, the President for Defence Business at Ashok Leyland, emphasized the company’s reputation for providing reliable mobility solutions within the defense sector. He noted that Ashok Leyland’s vehicles have consistently served as formidable assets catering to the diverse needs of personnel and logistics across the armed forces.
Ashok Leyland’s commitment to the development of indigenous mobility platforms for the Indian Armed Forces was also highlighted. The company has made significant investments in designing, developing, and manufacturing platforms ranging from 4×4 to 12×12 configurations, catering to various applications and operational requirements. These efforts contribute significantly to import substitution, according to Ashok Leyland.
The successful acquisition of these orders further strengthens Ashok Leyland’s position as a key player in the defense industry, showcasing their dedication to meeting the nation’s security needs. The company’s indigenous manufacturing capabilities and innovative solutions continue to propel its growth in the defense sector, as it remains committed to delivering high-quality mobility vehicles.