MoD Signs Contract With MDSL To Supply Light Specialist Vehicles

Providing further boost to ‘Make in India’, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd (MDSL) for supply of 1,300 Light Specialist Vehicles to the Indian Army, at a cost of Rs 1,056 crore, in New Delhi on March 22, 2021. 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 Light Specialist Vehicle is indigenously designed and developed by MDSL. 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.

 This is a flagship project showcasing the indigenous manufacturing capabilities of the defence industry and will add another milestone to the ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan’ and ‘Make in India’ initiative of the Government.


Mahindra Defence Systems is a leading provider of innovative, armoured solutions for the military and paramilitary forces. We have over 70 years of varied experience in managing large projects and operations. We have been involved with defence systems since 1947 when a licensing agreement allowed us to become importers, assemblers and then adapters of the iconic Willys Jeeps used in World War-II. From there, we moved into designing and constructing our own line of armoured vehicles to become the largest private sector supplier to the government.


Kartik Sud

I am working as a News Author With the DefenceXP network, Observing LOC and LAC

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