The Defence Ministry on Monday signed a contract Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd (MDSL) to acquire 1,300 light combat vehicles for the Indian Army at a cost of Rs 1,056 crore. As per the deal, the MDSL will provide these vehicles to the Indian Army over the period of next four years. The deal will give a boost to the “Make in India” campaign. BrahMos, Supersonic Cruise Missile, Successfully Test-Fired From Indian Navy’s Stealth Destroyer INS Chennai.
The ministry in a statement said, “This is a flagship project showcasing the indigenous manufacturing capabilities of the defence industry and will add another milestone to the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan’ and ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government.”
It added, “The Light Specialist Vehicle is a modern fighting vehicle and will be authorised to various fighting units for carriage of Medium Machine Guns, Automatic Grenade Launchers as well as Anti-tank Guided Missiles.”. These vehicles. NAG, Anti Tank Guided Missile, Successfully Clears Final User Trial (Watch Video).
The Light Specialist Vehicle is indigenously designed and developed by MDSL. These combat vehicles are extremely agile with all round protection against small arms fire and will assist small independent detachments which are required to operate this weapon platform in the operational area.