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Mahindra’s Faridabad unit on stream

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To produce specialised vehicles for armed forces and police

— PHOTO: S. SUBRAMANIUM

FOR SPECIAL APPLICATIONS: Anand Mahindra, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Mahindra Group, with Brigadier Khutub Hai (right), Chief Executive, Mahindra Defence Systems, at the inauguration of Mahindra Special Military Vehicles facility at Prithla in Faridabad on Tuesday.

NEW DELHI: Mahindra Defence Systems (MDS), a Mahindra group company that provides special light military vehicles, on Tuesday inaugurated the Mahindra Special Military Vehicles (MSMV) facility at Prithla in Faridabad (Haryana) that has facilities for specific military manufacturing applications.

“This state-of-the-art facility, the first of its kind in the private sector, will help MDS harness the potential in the defence space,” said Mahindra Group Vice-Chairman and Managing Director Anand Mahindra after inaugurating the facility.

“The MSMV facility will manufacture specialised vehicles for the armed forces, paramilitary forces and police and is also designed to undertake vehicle development, armouring and conversions. Different lines have been established for different products, ensuring the highest level of quality control and processes,” Mr. Anand Mahindra said.

“MSMV also has an advanced facility for research and design, product development, design and prototyping of special vehicles to meet specific customer requirements, which is another first in the private sector,” said MDS Chief Executive Khutub Hai.

The plant will have a capacity of 500 vehicles annually and roll out up-armoured vehicles like bullet-proof Scorpios, Boleros, Rakshak, Tourister bus, riot intervention vehicles and Marksman light armoured vehicle.

The second phase of operations will see production of AXE high mobility vehicle and the mine protected vehicle.

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