Indian Army is regarded as a defense of our nation and liable to provide safety and security services to masses. Moreover, from past years preferred choice of Indian Army has been Maruti Suzuki Gypsy. The Army requires a perfect high-altitude and snow-bound regions to deserts with high petrol powered 4WD off road machine Maruti Suzuki continued the production of Maruti Suzuki Gypsy as a result of the annual order placed by Indian Army.
According to the reports, now, Indian Army requires (Sports Utility Vehicle) SUV along with added safety traits and additional power that runs on diesel as it is readily available in places where there are no availability of fuel stations and also fuel that’s more readily available, and heavy-duty vehicles but the Gypsy runs on the petrol engine. Although, it has been noticed that Army is all ready to replace Maruti Suzuki Gypsy with Tata Safari Storme that are broadly used at the battalion level to transport troops/groups and officers. Furthermore, in the beginning, Tata Motors has received an order of approximately 3,200 vehicles it is expected to hike multi folds in the years to come. However, official confirmation is still pending.
As a matter of fact, it has been clarified by Army that Indian manufacturers’ SUVs were favorable in the severe technical features and it was observed that Tata Group has bestowed a better financial contract for the Army.Further, Safari Strome army version will be manufactured at Tata Motor’s Pune plant along with the features that to withstand environmental challenges and fields like deserts, marshy grasslands, snowy areas will feature army-spec structural reinforcements in order to withstand environments and terrains such as marshy grasslands, deserts, terrains, and rocky mountainous climbs.
As per the press reports, Tata Motors surpass the Mahindra Group, that fielded its Scorpio SUVs. In addition to this, both the India-made SUVs went through technical tests by the army. The Maruti Gypsy has been the favorite vehicle for the army due to its ability to navigate tough terrain. Though the scenario has been changed from the past up to a great extent and need of a novel vehicle with imbibed safety measures and along with the high powerful engine that will lead to the growth and development. As an when the fresh contract will be signed, it will result in the second major order of Tata Motors’. Tata Motors signed a Rs 1,300 crore contract to supply high-motility of trucks for the army, the 6×6 vehicles can be employed for various requirements in the Indian army.