Ashok Leyland Secures INR 800 Crores Defence Orders to Strengthen Indian Armed Forces Mobility

Chennai, 17th July 2023: Ashok Leyland, the flagship company of the Hinduja Group and the largest supplier of logistics vehicles to the Indian Army, has recently announced significant order wins in the Defence Sector, valued at INR 800 Crores. The contracts 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, and both 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 underlines the company’s commitment to indigenous manufacturing and its position as a trusted partner for the Indian Armed Forces.

Mr. Shenu Agarwal, MD and CEO of Ashok Leyland expressed his pride in securing these orders from the Indian Army and emphasized that the Defence business has been a strong pillar of growth for the company. He stated that this win further establishes their leadership in the Defence mobility vehicles business and reflects their dedication to providing advanced mobility solutions for the armed forces. The company is grateful for the trust placed in Ashok Leyland by the Government of India and remains committed to contributing to the country’s indigenization efforts and self-reliance in defence manufacturing.

Mr. Amandeep Singh, President – of Defence Business at Ashok Leyland, also shared his views on the win, highlighting that Ashok Leyland’s dependable mobility solutions have consistently been a formidable asset within the defense sector, catering to the diverse needs of personnel and logistics across the armed forces. The company takes pride in being a leading example of ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ (self-reliant India) by serving alongside the forces through its products and solutions. Over the years, Ashok Leyland has invested in developing a range of mobility platforms from 4×4 to 12×12 for various applications and operational requirements of the Indian Armed Forces. These platforms are indigenously designed, developed, and manufactured, contributing significantly towards import substitution.

This win holds special significance for Ashok Leyland as it coincides with their upcoming milestone of celebrating their 75th-year anniversary in September this year. Over the next 12 months, the company will diligently deliver these cutting-edge vehicles to meet the requirements of the Indian Army.

With a robust foundation built on a legacy of excellence and a commitment to innovation, Ashok Leyland continues to strengthen its position as a trusted partner for the Indian Armed Forces, fulfilling their logistics needs through indigenous manufacturing. The company’s collaboration with the Indian Army further strengthens their role in contributing to the nation’s defence capabilities.



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