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6 stupendous made-in-India military vehicles

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Deccan Chronicle | July 24, 2015, 14.07 pm IST
6 stupendous made-in-India military vehicles

There’s a charm about the Military, it’s men and their paraphernalia, which is beyond explanation. Among their entire impedimenta, the military vehicles are one big thing that sets them a class apart. These machines are made to perform some heavy-duty tasks, and that’s what makes them so stupendous.

Therefore, we bring you a list of six military vehicles that are made-in-India.

Ashok Leyland Mine Protected Vehicle: The MPVs are specifically built to protect its occupants from land mines. This MPV can accommodate 10 personnel excluding the driver and one front passenger. It is powered by the Neptune range of inline 6 cylinder turbo diesel engines, available in two states of tune – 230 Bhp-800 Nm and 360 Bhp-1400 Nm


Mahindra Axe: Although, it is not yet a part of the Indian Military’s garage, the Axe is designed for both combat and non-combat purposes. Under the hood, a 2.7 liter-5 cylinder turbo diesel engine from Mercedes Benz puts out 172 Bhp and 340 Nm. A 5 speed manual gearbox and 4-wheel drive transfer case are offered

Mahindra Marksman: The Mahindra Marksman is essentially a sniper squad on wheels. It is heavily bullet-proofed that will protect its occupants against 7.62 x 51mm SLR, 7.62 x 39 mm AK-47/56 and 5.56 INSAS bullets, and hand grenades too

Ashok Leyland Super Stallion 8X8: The Stallion range of troop carriers are very popular in the Indian army, with 65,000+ vehicles doing army duty. The Super Stallian 8x8 is uitable to conquer a wide range of terrains. It is powered by a turbo diesel engine with 360 Bhp and 1400 Nm on tap

Tata Armored Personnel Carrier 4X4: Heavily bullet, mine and grenade proofed, this APC 4x4 is powered by a turbo diesel engine with 240 Bhp and 925 Nm on tap, while torque transmission is handled by a 6 speed unit. It is a part of the Indian Army’s pack of vehicles

Tata Light Specialist Vehicle: This LSV has specially been designed to cater to the Indian Army’s need for a personnel transport vehicle. It features a 3-liter DICOR turbo diesel engine with 115 Bhp and 320 Nm on tap
 
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How much of each vehicle have been produced and are in use with various militaries? Anyone have a breakdown?
 

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We need to press BP vehicles into J&K ASAP... incident like what happened today can be avoided if troops are transported in personnel carriers instead of tin cans..
 

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