Leyland, one of the leading suppliers of logistics vehicles to the Indian Army,
showcased its three advanced-technology products and solutions at the ongoing
DefExpo India 2022, the defence exhibition organised by the Ministry of Defence
at Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Col Sonam Wangchuk, a Kargil War Hero and recipient of
Maha Vir Chakra, 2nd Highest Gallantry Award, unveiled “JEET 4x4”, an all-new
light general service vehicle, indigenously designed, developed and
manufactured by Ashok Leyland. Rajesh R, Vice President – Defence & Power
Solutions Business, Ashok Leyland unveiled and launched other products in the
presence of senior dignitaries from Indian Army and MoD.
products showcased at the Def Expo 2022 are: JEET 4x4 (a proven vehicle
platform, equipped to perform in hills, high altitude, cross country, plains
& desert terrain), LBPV 4x4 (light bullet proof vehicle 4x4) and Tank T72
GB Assembly aggregates (gear boxes).
partnering with the Indian Army for its logistics needs, Ashok Leyland has been
at the forefront of offering the next generation mobility solutions and
technology for the country's armed services, following its philosophy of 'Aap
ki Jeet, Hamari Jeet'.
Hinduja, Executive Chairman, Ashok Leyland, said, “We continue to evolve as a
trusted partner to the Indian armed forces in providing end-to-end solutions in
the area of mobility. The products showcased today demonstrate our team’s
capability and an innate understanding of the arduous operating conditions. We
endeavor to expand our portfolio of products and solutions and contribute
significantly towards the “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiative.”
at the DefExpo 2022, Rajesh R, Vice President – Defence & Power Solutions
Business, Ashok Leyland, said, “At the DefExpo, we are delighted to present our
next generation capabilities for the Defence forces, keeping in view their
anticipated mobility trends. These advanced technology solutions developed by
our in-house R&D would also address the growing demand for resource
efficiency and optimisation.”
4x4 is developed on a proven vehicle platform, most suitable for General
Service (GS) role. The vehicle is well equipped to perform optimally in hills,
high altitude, cross country, plains, and desert terrain. The vehicle also
employs contemporary technology in all its system.
Bullet Proof Vehicle (LBPV) 4x4 is a versatile platform, indigenously designed
and developed to carry small team of 06 combat soldiers into various tactical
missions ranging from Counter Insurgency/ Counter Terrorist operations for
Reconnaissance, Quick Reaction, and Patrolling. LBPV is designed for
all-terrain mobility with armored protection and fitted with a weapon mount to
operate independently in the battle field.
T72 GB Assembly gear boxes are used for Tank T-72 called ‘Ajeya’ in India.
Ashok Leyland will begin to manufacture sub-assemblies and sub-components
including the gear boxes for the Tank T72.