Armored Tata for the Army
"There are several other domestic companies also participating in the contract for supply of light bullet vehicles,” a senior Tata official said according to Business Line.
Although the value of the contract has not been disclosed, sources say each of the vehicle will cost around Rs 35 lakh.
Taken advantage of the bid, Tata unveiled a mine-protected vehicle for the army. The car, built with modular flexibility in mind, has three doors for faster and easier exit in emergency situations, is equipped with air conditioning and has no less than nine firing points.
The top speed of the vehicle is 100 km/h and, according to Tata, can serve as a troop carrier, a command post or a battle field ambulance.
The manufacturer's new CEO, Carl-Peter Forster, says he is excited by the prospects of working in India, with all the challenges which come with the territory.
“I am enthused by the opportunity of the Indian market and exports, growing the business out of the Indian market. It is early days I cannot talk about my plans. Most people get a hundred days plus minus some. So give me some time to understand the business even better," the new CEO was quoted as saying by The Auto Channel.