The state-run Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) has received an order from MoD for supply for 330 High Mobility Vehicles, for Pinaka Project at an approximate cost of Rs 842 crore.
Pinaka is a multi-barrel rocket launcher developed indigenously for the Indian Army and produced in India by involving Public Sector and Private Sector Defence Industries. The multi-barrel launcher system is mounted on the highly rugged BEML truck, acclaimed for its off-road mobility and would provide the Indian Army with vital manoeuvrability on the battlefield.
As per a press statement by BEML, “This order is a big boost to BEML, involved in the manufacturing of the High Mobility vehicles with superior features under the ‘Make in India’ programme, thus demonstrating BEML’s efforts under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ initiative. The equipment will be manufactured at BEML’s Palakkad Plant in Kerala and would supply the vehicle platform to MoD in a span of three years.”
“We are proud to support MoD under the ‘Make in India’ project for supply of 330 BEML Heavy Duty Trucks for the Pinaka regiments that will further enhance the combat capabilities of the Indian Army. BEML signifies the true spirit and be an enabler for ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’,” said Dr Deepak Kumar Hota, CMD, BEML Limited.