At a time there have been constant violations of the ceasefire from Pakistan along the LoC in J&K and when the armed forces along the borders and those tasked with internal security are at a high level of alert against terrorist strikes the Indian army has placed order for 250 Mine Protected Vehicles to secure troops from IEDs and gunfire.
This is one of the biggest orders Indian Army has ever placed to strengthen their ground forces and it comes as big boot for the armed forces. If these Mine Protected Vehicles (MPVs) delivered these would be routinely spotted in Jammu and Kashmir and the states in North Eastern (NE) India. According to reports an order for acquisition of these MPV’s has been placed with the Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ), and the delivery for these vehicles will begin by 2018.
These MPVs can carry up to a dozen fully armed personnel at one go and has provision for gun sights along with bullet proof glass. These MVP’s will help secure troops from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), explosion and gunfire.
With these, they even take on targets outside while they are in a comparatively protected area. These Mine Protected Vehicles (MPVs) will also help them move cross-country across most terrain even while taking fire and hitting back at the terrorists.
These vehicles also have provision to install a rotating heavier gun on top of the vehicle which can help them take on higher number or targets in one go.