Indian Army general service vehicle

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  1. Twinblade

    Twinblade Senior Member Senior Member

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    http://www.livemint.com/Industry/lvTMk1u5ravrN6uqauLm7O/Is-it-the-end-of-the-road-for-the-Gypsy.html
     
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    SajeevJino Long walk Elite Member

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    So Performance is not a Qualification of this

    If Scorpio and Mahindra X500 passed the field trails The Lowest bidder wins so Scorpio


    where our Leaders And MinistersTraveling in BMW and Benz ..The Army Officers are in Maruti Gypsy



    Match HUMVEE Vs Cadillac one
     
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    Is this from Indian Forces!!!
    atleast in British India!
     
  6. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Probably the latter, I believe.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    Is the subject of this thread a tactical vehicle or a "Staff car"?
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    It was popular as far as riding and driving comfort was concerned.

    It was no patch on the Mahindra Jeep ot Nissan Jonga when it came to rough terrain and high altitude.
     
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    Tactical vehicle!
     
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    Comfort is not the only criteria for VIP . Quick get away is more imp now days and amby fails in that
     
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    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

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    Current Army officials seems to prefer Toyota Innova or TATA Aria for their transport.
     
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    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

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    I dont think a standard Scorpio would be projected for trails but the company will use its chassis and other related parts to design a high mobility vehicle prototype for the cause.

    I think a XUV500 is a direct disqualification as it is based on monocoque chasy in body design, while real off-road vehicle sports a ladder frame chassis.

    Instead of Power Windows, I would have preferred a central tyre inflation system, and I wonder if Airbags and Air Conditioning are standard requirements, more over I can think of specification like foldable windshield, soft top/hard top convertibility, minimum ground clearance,tyre flat run capability, vertical steep and gradability.

    Maybe the writer put it wrong or it is not a Tactical vehicle requirement tender ( read as general purpose vehicle ).
     
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    US Army and Marines are getting a replacement for the HMMWV ("Humvee").

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    Hey ,i have here in pune that IAF officers were using scorpio . What about that.
     
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    Mahindra Scorpio, Tata Safari set to crash Maruti Gypsy party in Indian Army

    The Indian Army has decided to phase-out Maruti Gypsy from its inventory with Mahindra Scorpio and Tata Safari in the race to replace the vehicle under a project expected to cost the force more than Rs 3,000 crore.

    The Indian Army is the biggest customer of the Maruti Gypsy utility vehicles with more than 25,000 such vehicles in service and uses them in all light vehicle operations including counter-terrorist and counter-insurgency operations.

    The summer trials of military versions of Mahindra Scorpio and Tata Safari will be held in Jodhpur in Rajasthan next week and the winter trials will be held in Sikkim by the end of this year, defence officials said here.

    One of the reasons for the Army's plans to phase out the petrol-run Gypsy with the diesel engine cars is the rising prices of petrol.

    The Army has a requirement of around 30,000 new light utility 4X4 cars and has plans to initiate the phase-out of Gypsys by 2017.

    The induction of these 30,000 new vehicles would be in a phased manner and the process is expected to be completed by the force in next 15-20 years.

    In its tender floated for the procurement, the Army has stated that it wants general service vehicles weighing around 800 kg powered by a diesel engine, which should be Bharat Stage III and IV compliant.
     
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    Is this a joke? by that time the Scorpio and Mahindra contenders will be obsolete. Why the hell we are always running behind.
     
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    TATA Safari seen on Road >>

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    There should be version with open back, And cover of canvas..

     
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    2 million strong Army ..

    Its huge..

     

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