Ashok Leyland inks pact with Rosoboronexport, ELCOM

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Chennai: Hinduja Group flagship company Ashok Leyland today said its defence entity had signed a memorandum of understanding with Rosoboronexport, Russia, to supply tracked vehicle solutions to the armed forces.

Ashok Leyland’s Head – Defence Amandeep Singh exchanged documents with Rosoboronexport Deputy Director General S S Goreslavskiy at the sidelines of the International Military Technical Forum Army 2017 held at Kubinka near Moscow recently, a company statement said.

Rosoboronexport (ROE) is the only State organisation in Russia for export of the entire range of military products and technologies. It represents Russian companies engaged in the manufacturing of main battle tanks, infantry fighting vehicles and is currently working with the Indian Army.

Ashok Leyland signed another MoU with ELCOM Group which is also emerging as a significant player in strategic electronics, avionics and tactical communication globally.

City-based Ashok Leyland, a heavy commercial manufacturer, has also been supplying logistics and special role vehicles to the Indian army for the last 25 years.

“Ashok Leyland is fully committed to make Prime Minister (Narendra Modi’s) Make in India in Defence sector, a resounding success. The signing of the MoUs is a step in that direction as it allows Ashok Leyland to provide all types of tracked vehicle solutions to the armed forces,” Ashok Leyland, Managing Director Vinod K Dasari said.

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