10 Powerful vehicles used by the Indian Army which only used by the Army personal.
The Indian Army is the world’s second-largest army. A lot of equipment is required to keep the Indian Army active. The Indian Army purchases arms and vehicles from abroad for this. These vehicles, equipped with modern technology that helps the Indian Army in carrying out its many dangerous operations. However, now India has started designing many vehicles in collaboration with other countries.
We knew that the Indian Army has many powerful weapons but do you know that the Indian Army like powerful weapons also has several superb vehicles. The military uses these vehicles for day-to-day operations. These include vehicles such as SUVs and trucks. Let us tell you about some of the Indian Army’s top 10 best in-use vehicles.
1.Tata Merlin LSV (Light Support Vehicle)
Tata is developing these vehicles, primarily for the army. The Maruti Gypsy is followed by the Tata Merlin and Tata Safari. The rooftop of the Merlin is fitted with a 7.6 mm medium machine gun and a 40 mm automatic grained launcher. It assists in easily carrying military squads and also helps in supply. The Merlin provides STANAG 4569 Level-1 protection from both sides and rear, which is the highest among NATO standards. The Tata Merlin gets a 3.3-liter liquid cool direct injection engine. Which produces 185 bhp at 3,200 rpm and 450 Nm of torque at 2,400 RPM.
2.Shree Lakshmi Defense Services Built Viper
Sri Lakshmi Defense Solutions is manufacturing this incredibly safe vehicle. It is the first high-end military vehicle made in India, which comes with a bullet, landmine, and blast-proof capabilities. It can also undergo heavy hitting while patrolling. It has a seating capacity of six commandos. Its interior casings are composed of ballistic sheets. The car has been designed with B7 + rated armor. The lower panels in it during an encounter act as a bulletproof shield. The car has lower armor stall panels that can be removed and utilized as a blast shield in an emergency.
Coming with 4 × 4 capability, this multi-purpose vehicle is equipped with the ability to withstand a bullet, land mine, and grenade. It is powered by a diesel engine that produces the power of 242 bhp, which delivers a speed of 80 km/ph. It is capable of working in any kind of locality. The army often uses it during an encounter.
After the 26/11 terror attacks, Mahindra started the development of this vehicle. It is currently being used in Force One, Kolkata Police, CISF, and Indian Army. Mahindra’s Marksman is a bulletproof vehicle that can seat 6 people conveniently. This car also has several firing points and machine-gun points with 360-degree visibility. It has a 2.6-liter turbocharged CRDe diesel engine that produces 150 Bhp of power and 228 Nm of torque. Its top speed is 120 km per hour. It is used during a terrorist encounter in Jammu and Kashmir
This is the first such vehicle that has been patented by the Indian Army. It is developed by the Army’s Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Corps. The vehicle has a number of surveillance devices including Medium Missile Gun (MMG) and GPS.
6.Ashok Leyland Medium Bullet Proof Vehicle
This military security vehicle of Ashok Leyland is used during the Red Corridors. Due to its superior ballistic and blast protection characteristic, it has the capability to withstand 8 kg of explosives. It has a 360-degree PTZ camera, which can also record an hour of video with surveillance. It can travel with up to 10 people and comes with an HVAC air distribution system.
7.MEVA Straton Plus
Mahindra has developed this vehicle together with Ford. It is powered by Ford’s F550 6.7-liter turbocharged diesel engine, which produces a power of 300 Bhp and torque of 894 Nm. It comes with Light Ordered Vehicle (LAV) and Light Tactical Vehicle (LTV) versions. It has the capacity to carry 12 people. It also gets separate seat belts and cabin AC with a tire inflation system and heavy-duty suspension features.
The defense division of Tata Motors and DRDO together build this vehicle. It has a turbo diesel engine with a capacity of 600 Bhp. Apart from this, it has a special feature of anti-mine and IED protection. In such a situation it can also run on flat tires.
Renault Sherpa is currently used by NSG and CISF. This car is very aggressive in looking. It gets a 4.7-liter turbo diesel engine that produces 215 Bhp of power and 800 Nm of torque. The weight of this car is about 11 thousand kg. Even with all the army armor, its speed can go up to 110 km / h. The fuel tank of the Sherpa is also quite big. This car can run up to 1,000 kilometers on a full tank.
Apart from the Tata MPV, the Indian Defense Force is also using the Mahindra MPV. Which has been developed by Mahindra & Mahindra & Defense Land System. This particular vehicle is used in anti-terrorism and anti-Naxal operations. It has a seating capacity of 18 people and can resist a blast of 14 kg RDX.