Land Rover May Serve the Indian Armed Forces

author image Satish Kalepu
Friday 03 July 2009, 00:00 AM

Tata Motors has recently launched its premium luxury car models Jaguar and Land Rover in India. Now it is widely speculated that the British Land Rover may be introduced in the Indian armed forces. The company is said to be in talks with the Indian government to supply sophisticated and modern military vehicles to the armed forces.

“We have already started the discussions with the Indian government for sale of Land Rovers. However, we cannot comment on the status of the talks as it is confidential,” said Bob Grace, director (overseas operations), Land Rover.

According to a senior official from Land Rover, the company’s research and development team is in process of developing a new model that specifically caters to the needs of defense services around the world including that in India. Indian government is expected to spend around $30 million to modernize its weapons and defense gears to counter the imminent threats from its neighbouring countries.

The new vehicle, which is built on a completely new platform by Land Rover, may also lead to orders from other regions like the European nations, China, Brazil and Russia. Land Rover has witnessed a progressive growth in the demand of its vehicles from emerging economies.

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