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Wheeled Armored Carrier Indian Platform

The Tata Group developed a series of Wheeled Armored Carrier Indian Platform or ACV-IP better known as the ‘Tatanagar for the Allied Forces during World War-II in India. It was made in a Railway Workshop which later went on become TELCO – Now Tata Motors Ltd.

Tata Motors foray into Combat Vehicles

In recent years, Tata Motors has made a strategic shift from the Logistic vehicles space to the Combat vehicle space by focusing on development of contemporary state-of-the-art combat vehicle platforms (Tracked & Wheeled); with the dual purpose of empowering India’s Defence Forces with breakthrough technologies and increasing the nation’s self-reliance in this critical area. The idea is to ensure high mobility, fire power and protection to the forces for their various missions by developing world-class armored fighting vehicles.

Tata Motors is the first private sector OEM in India which has developed WhAP (Wheeled Armored Amphibious Platform), an Infantry Combat Vehicle, designed for optimised survivability, all-terrain performance and increased lethality jointly with the Indian Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Tata Motors has also developed the Light Armored Multi-role Vehicle (LAMV), a reconnaissance vehicle that combines vital operational prerequisites of mobility, protection and firepower in association with the Ordnance Factory Board.

Further through its fully owned subsidiaries - TAL Manufacturing Solutions (TAL), Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) and Tata Technologies Ltd (TTL), Tata Motors has evolved to become a formidable force operating in the Defence Sector.

 

Tata Group’s Association with the Defence Sector

The Tata Group's history with the Defence sector goes back to the 1940s when the Group supplied armoured steel to support the World War II effort. The Tata Group also developed a Wheeled Armoured Carrier - Indian Pattern or ACV-IP, better known as the 'Tatanagar'. From India’s independence in 1947 till 2005, the group has contributed to serving India's defence needs in the mobility segment through Tata Motors.

 

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