45 Vehicles Of The Indian Army Which Serve As The Lifeline Of The Force

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10:00 am 18 Jun, 2015


The vehicles used by the Indian Army improve its operational efficiency and communications. It also equips our Armed Forces with modern defence and battle field equipment. Here is a list of all the vehicles that are used by the Indian Army:

Tanks

1. Arjun MBT: Designed by Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CRVDE), Arjun MBT is India’s main battle tank.

A 120 mm main rifled gun is featured by Arjun MBT which has a four man crew.

Origin: India

 

2. T-90S “Bhishma” and T-90M: Fitted with a 125mm 2A46 smoothbore tank gun, the T-90 has an operational range of 700 km.

Origin: Russia

 

3. T-72 Ajeya: Produced by a Heavy Engineering plant in Avadi, a large number of tanks have been modified to Combat Improved Ajeya which has DRDO explosive reactive armour and various other improved features.

Origin: Soviet Union

 

Infantry Fighting Vehicle

4. BMP-2 “Sarath”: Built by Ordnance Factory Medak, there are currently more than 900 BMP-2 units in service.

Origin: Soviet Union

 

Armoured Personnel Carriers

5. BTR-50: It is an amphibious armoured personnel carrier designed to transport infantry to the battlefield.

Origin: Soviet Union

 

Tank destroyers

6. NAMICA: NAMICA or the Nag Missile Carrier is a tank destroyer which can carry 12 missiles with 8 in ready to fire mode.

Origin: India

 

Reconnaissance vehicles

7. CMT: Carrier Mortar Tracked is a self-propelled mortar system developed by Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment. The vehicle carries 108 mortar rounds and also has amphibious capabilities.

Origin: India

 

8. TOPAS 2-A: Originally an amphibious armoured personnel carrier but was converted into a Technical Support Vehicle.

Origin: Czechoslovakia and Poland

 

9. DRDO Armoured Ambulance: Developed by the DRDO, it has built in Medical Facilities.

Origin: India

 

10. NBC Reconnaissance Vehicle: Developed by DRDO and VRDE, it is used for detection of nuclear, biological and chemical contamination.

Origin: India

 

11. PRP-3: This artillery reconnaissance vehicle is used by the Indian Army to locate artillery vehicles.

Origin: Soviet Union

 

Mine Vehicles

12. Casspir: Casspir is a landmine-protected infantry mobility vehicle that is used to transport troops. Currently, Indian Army has 90 in use.

Origin: South Africa

 

13. Tarmour AFV: The Tarmour AFV is based on the conversion of old T55 inventories into top class AFVs along with Mine Plough and Mine Roller.

Origin: India

 

14. Hydrema: It is a mine clearing vehicle which can clear mines up to the width of 3.5 metre.

Origin: Denmark

 

15. Aditya MVP: The ‘Aditya’ vehicle which was developed by DRDO provides increased protection to troops engaged in counter-terrorism operations.

Origin: India

 

16. DRDO Daksh: It is a battery-operated remote-controlled robot whose primary function is to recover bombs.

Origin: India

 

Engineering and Support

17. Kartik ABL: Designed and developed by CVRDE and Research and Development Establishment, it is based on a Vijayanta chassis and is manufactured by Heavy Vehicles Factory.

Origin: India

 

18. Bridge Laying Tank MT-55: The MT-55 is an armoured vehicle-launched bridge (AVLB) tank.

Origin: Soviet Union

 

19. Sarvatra: Developed by the DRDO, the Sarvatra is a 75 meters long multi-span mobile bridging system.

Origin: Indian

 

20. T-72 BLT: Developed by CVRDE and manufactured by Heavy Vehicles Factory, the Indian Army currently has 12 T-72 BLT.

Origin: India

 

21. CEASE: The Canal Embankment Assault Equipment (CEASE) is a special type of bridging system developed by the Research & Development Establishment. India currently has six such bridging systems.

Origin: India


 

22. AERV: It is designed to carry out terrestrial and riverbed survey to facilitate construction of assault bridges across water obstacles in both offensive and defensive operations in plains, desert and riverine terrain.

Origin: India

 

23. BMP-2 AAD: AAD stands for Armoured Amphibious Dozer which is a variant of BMP-2 with a folding dozer blade at the rear, mine ploughs, a main winch with a capacity of 8,000 kg and a rocket-propelled earth anchor for self-recovery.

Origin: India

 

24. FV180 Combat Engineer Tractor: It is an amphibious lightly armoured vehicle used for bridge construction and towing activities in the front line of battle.

Origin: United Kingdom

 

25. WZT-2: It is an armoured recovery vehicle used to carry out repairs on other tanks.

Origin: Poland

 

26. WZT-3M: The WZT-3M is an upgrade of WTZ-2 having a better engine. India employs more than 300 such vehicles.

Origin: Poland

 

27. VT-72B ARV: It was designed to recover equipment stuck damaged or even to make repairs in the battlefield.

Origin: Soviet Union

 

28. Armoured Vehicle Tracked Light Repair: Based on BMP-2, it is manufactured at the Ordnance Factory Medak and is used for light repairs.

Origin: India

 

29. Mat Ground Surfacing CL-70: It has been developed for providing mobility in sandy and marshy terrain.

Origin: India

 

30. Yuktirath Light Recovery Vehicle: It is manufactured at Ordnance Factory Medak and is used for light repairs.

Origin: India

 

 

Other Miscellaneous Vehicles 

(Foreign manufactured)

31. KrAZ-6322

Origin: Ukraine

 

32. Mitsubishi Pajero

Origin: Japan

 

33. Sisu Nasu

Origin: Finland

 

34. Hino Super Dolphin FZ9J

Origin: Japan

 

 

(Made in India)

35. Mahindra 550 DXB

 

36. Swaraj Mazda

 

 37. Maruti Gypsy

 

38. Windy 505

 

 39. VFJ LPTA 713 TC

 

40. Ashok Leyland Topchi

 

41. VFJ Stallion Mk III and IV

 

 42. Ashok Leyland Crash Fire Tender

 

43. Tata LPTA 1615 TC

 

44. Tatra 8×8 Mobile Decontamination Vehicle.

The decontamination unit is fitted on a Czech-made Tatra truck.

45. BEML Tatra

 

 

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