Mahindra Defence to supply 1,300 light specialist vehicles to Army
Providing further boost to ‘Make in India’, Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd (MDSL) for supply of 1,300 Light Specialist Vehicles (LSVs) to the Indian Army, at a cost of Rs 1,056 crore, in New Delhi on March 22. The induction of vehicles is planned to be completed in four years.
The LSV 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 LSV 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.