Tata brings 2 defence vehicles for Bimstec conclave

By PTI Published on Sep 15, 2018 02:59 PM IST

Mumbai: Tata Motors will be showcasing its two indigenously built combat vehicles - an MPV and an ICV - during the two-day Bimstec army chiefs' conclave being held in Pune from today.

The company will be displaying Tata 4X4 mine protected vehicle (MPV) and the WhAP 8x8 infantry combat vehicle (ICV), it said yesterday.

Vice-president for defence and government business at Tata Motors, Vernon Noronha, claimed that these products are a validation of its expertise to offer mobility solutions for counter-insurgency and combat operations of the security forces in the country as well as abroad.

The ICV, designed for optimised survivability and all-terrain performance with increased lethality, has been jointly developed with the Defence Research and Development Organisation, he said.

The company recently signed major military vehicle supply contracts with Bimstec nations, he said adding these vehicles include Xenon GS 800 to Myanmar, and other combat vehicles to Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal and mission specific logistic vehicles for UN Peacekeeping missions.

Bimstec, a regional grouping, stands for Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan, and Nepal and is home to about 22 per cent of the global population.