Indian Army Orders 1,300 Mahindra Light Specialist Vehicles

 


The Indian Ministry of Defence signed a contract with Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd (MDSL) for supply of 1,300 Light Specialist Vehicles to the Indian Army, at a cost of INR 1,056 crore (~$146 million), in New Delhi, today.

The induction of vehicles is planned to be completed in four years.

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.

The Light Specialist Vehicle is indigenously designed and developed by MDSL. These combat vehicles are 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.

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