Ashok Leyland bags Defence orders worth Rs. 800 Cr


Chennai: Ashok Leyland, the Indian flagship of the Hinduja Group and the largest supplier of logistics vehicles to the Indian Army on Monday announced that it has bagged an order worth Rs.800 crore from the Indian Army.

The contracts awarded also include the procurement of the Field Artillery Tractor (FAT 4×4) and the Gun Towing Vehicle (GTV 6×6). The FAT 4×4 and GTV 6×6 are specialized vehicles employed by the Artillery for towing light and medium guns, respectively. Both these platforms were prominently featured in the initial positive indigenization 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. The company is expecting to deliver the vehicles to the Indian Army in the next 12 months.

“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 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 indigenization efforts and self-reliance in defense manufacturing” Shenu Agarwal, MD and CEO, Ashok Leyland said.

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