The new tactical vehicles are designed and developed locally by MDS in accordance with Indian Army standards. Mahindra says that the modular design of this vehicle makes it fit for the future, and MDS has the IP and capabilities needed in every aspect, from developing LSV variants to supporting a full lifecycle. The company also says that the LSV has passed the rigorous and challenging test procedures conducted by the Indian Army in a variety of terrains, including high altitudes, deserts, and plains. The MDS LSV is the only vehicle to have passed all field, technical and ballistic tests.
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We @MahindraRise are proud to develop & build 1st such indigenous vehicle in India as per specs of #IndianArmy. @PMOIndia @DefenceMinIndia @anandmahindra pic.twitter.com/VLqiJ8IU59
— SP Shukla (@Prakashukla) March 22, 2021
In the company's official statement, SP Shukla, Chairman, Mahindra Defence Systems Limited, said, "This contract truly signifies the success of Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative. It is the first major contract for the advanced armored tactical vehicles that are designed and developed by the private sector in India with intellectual property rights within the country. This contract paves the way for large-scale adoption of Indian platforms with indigenous capabilities."
The Mahindra Light Specialist Vehicle in service with the Indian Battalion deployed for the UN Peacekeeping mission in Africa
A variant of the Mahindra Light Specialist Vehicle is already in service with the Indian battalion deployed as part of the UN peacekeeping mission in Africa. Other friendly foreign countries have also requested MDS for the details of this vehicle for their operations, suggesting the export potential of this armored vehicle, designed and manufactured in India.
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