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Indian Army orders 1,300 Mahindra Armored Light Specialist Vehicles
The Indian Army has ordered 1,300 Mahindra Armored Light Specialist Vehicles (ALSV) from Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd (MDSL) at a cost of Rs 1,056 crore. MDSL has to complete the order in four years. The Light Specialist Vehicle is to be armed with Medium Machine Gun, Automatic Grenade Launcher and Anti-tank Guided Missiles for various fighting units of IA. The Light Specialist Vehicle designed and developed by MDSL within India.

“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 weapons platform in the operational area,” says the Ministry of Defence release.

As per MDSL, the ALSV provides protected mobility for the front, side and rear as per STANAG Level I Ballistics and Blast for four crew members with battle load having ample stowage space for arms and ammunition inside the crew compartment and additional 400 Kgs cargo load-carrying capacity. It is upgradable up to STANAG – II Ballistics.

ALSV comes equipped with a 3.2 Lts, 215 HP multi-fuel diesel engine with 4/6 Speed Automatic Transmission, 4X4 with front and rear differential locks, self-recovery winch, and high travel all-wheel independent suspension with the central type inflation system. The vehicle has a 1,000 Kg payload capacity.

It has a self-cleaning-type exhaust scavenging and air filtration system meant for an extreme dusty climate, which makes it ideal for deserts. ALSV is capable of a maximum speed of > 120 Kmph, and acceleration – 0 to 60 Kmph in 12 seconds. It has 30-degree gradability with parking brake holding capacity in full GVW, and 50 Kms run-flat system on all five wheels as per FINABEL standard.
 

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Can anyone do a comparison of Kalyani M4 vs. Mahindra LSV regarding mobility? I know they are different weight categories, but I would like to know if they can be used in Ladakh off-road, specifically as area dominance patrol or climbing the hills.

@Haldilal maybe?
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Wonder why they changed the position of the side mirrors and also what those segmentation on the roof help with.
 

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MoD orders 1,300 light-specialist vehicles worth Rs 1,056 crore from Mahindra Defence
The Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a contract with Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd (MDSL) for the supply of 1,300 light specialist vehicles to the Indian Army at a cost of Rs 1,056 crore on Monday. The induction of the vehicles is planned to be completed in four years.


What are light-specialist vehicles?
A 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 has been indigenously designed and developed by MDSL. These combat vehicles are extremely agile with all-round protection against small arms fire. They will assist small independent detachments of the army in operational areas.

The idea of ‘Make in India’
This flagship project showcases the indigenous production capability of the defence-manufacturing industry in India. It falls in line with the government’s ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ (self-reliant India) philosophy.

Earlier in February, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said at a webinar that India’s defence sector needs to become more self-reliant and build its image as a leading global defence exporter.
 

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Indian Army to get 1,300 'Made in India' specialist vehicles
Defence Ministry on Monday signed a contract with Mahindra Defence Systems Ltd (MDSL) for buying 1,300 Light Specialist Vehicles for the Indian Army, at a cost of Rs 1,056 crore.

"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 Defence Ministry said in a statement.

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.
 

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Indian Army should go ahead and place orders in numbers for all 3 Indigenous armoured vehicles....
M4 - for Ladhak and extreme weather conditions
Mahindra - for valley and CI/CT
Ashok Leyland/Tata - for hinterland moaist/ Naxal presence areas.
Yesterday itself Naxal blown up a bus killing our soldiers
 

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