Ashok Leyland showcased six advanced-technology products and solutions at the ongoing Def Expo India 2018 in Chennai -- the LSV 4x4: Light Specialist Vehicle, General Service Logistics vehicle, Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle 4x4, MBVP or Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle 4x4, Super Stallion 8x8 – a high mobility vehicle, power pack for artillery guns and tracked vehicles 

Vinod K. Dasari, MD, Ashok Leyland, said, “We have been an integral part of our nation’s Defence operations and we continue to evolve as a trusted partner in providing end-to-end solutions in the area of mobility. This year’s DefExpo focus is to showcase India as a major hub of defence production in the world. Ashok Leyland is proud to be leading in this area for almost three decades and we plan to be at the forefront of designing and making in India by expanding our range of vehicle and technology solutions offering. We have developed capabilities which will help us to bid for 20-25 per cent of the tenders of the Indian Army as against less than one per cent earlier.” 

The products were unveiled by Mahadevi Bilebal, wife of Late Lance Nayak Hanumanthappa Koppad, who was posthumously awarded the Sena medal, and Veer Chakra Hony Capt Raghunath Singh. 

Amandeep Singh, Head – Defence, Ashok Leyland, said, “With the new generation vehicles and solutions, we are further extending the trust our army has in us. Known for robustness, endurance and latest technology, these offerings will help us expand our defence business multi-fold in the coming years.” 

He added that the company won 31 tenders in the last 2 years and they would result in cumulative revenues of over Rs 5000 crores over the next decade.