Defence Ministry on Monday signed a contract with Mahindra Defence Systems Limited for supply of 1,300 Light Specialist Vehicles to the Indian Army at a cost of Rs. 1056 crore. 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 Vehicle is indigenously designed and developed by Mahindra Defence Systems Limited.
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.