TNI || New Delhi || 17th Dec 2021
Ashok Leyland, which is the flagship company of Hinduja Group and which also happens to be the largest mobility solutions supplier to the Indian Army, has collaborated with CVRDE- Combat Vehicle Research and Development Establishment.
The partnership will develop as well as manufacture a 600 hp indigenous engine that will power futuristic combat under the gamut of Atma Nirbhar Bharat.
Since Ashok Leyland has been the development and the production partner, it has applied modern as well as innovative methods to complete manufacturing of the engine and that too in a record time despite a lockdown due to COVID-19.
The CVRDE-DRDO-developed 600 hp engine has been inaugurated by distinguished Scientists and Director General at the engine development center of Ashok Leyland’s Chennai plant.
The defense business for Ashok Leyland doesn’t only offer growth but is a matter of pride to them. The company has been a leading example of Atma Nirbhar Bharat for five decades, and it has also expanded its scope in the mobility space.
The 600 hp engine is bound to undergo rigorous testing and will be qualified for application in tanks. The company thereafter will take the engine’s series production post its induction.