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Indian Army inducts Bharat Forge Kalyani M4 Monocoque Hull Multi Role Mine Protected Armoured Vehicle in Pune

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Indian Army inducts Bharat Forge Kalyani M4 Monocoque Hull Multi Role Mine Protected Armoured Vehicle in Pune
Bharar Forge Kalyani Group's M4 Monocoque Hull Multi Role Mine Protected Armoured Vehicle parked inn Pune for official induction ceremony into the Indian Army yesterday (ANI Photo)


Pune: Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane inducted indigenously developed specialist vehicles into the force on Tuesday. These were the first set of indigenously developed Quick Reaction Fighting Vehicle Medium (QRFV), Infantry Protected Mobility Vehicle (IPMV), Ultra Long Range Observation System developed by Tata Advanced System Limited (TASL) and Monocoque Hull Multi Role Mine Protected Armoured Vehicle developed by Bharat Forge.

General MM Naravane, accompanied by Lieutenant General Manoj Pande, the Vice Chief of Army Staff is on a two-day visit to Pune.

"At a function organised at the Bombay Engineer Group (BEG) and Centre today, the Army Chief inducted the first set of indigenously developed Quick Reaction Fighting Vehicle Medium (QRFV), Infantry Protected Mobility Vehicle (IPMV), Ultra Long Range Observation System developed by Tata Advanced System Limited (TASL) and Monocoque Hull Multi Role Mine Protected Armoured Vehicle developed by Bharat Forge," the official release read.

The COAS appreciated TATA and Bharat Forge for their commitment to strengthening the "Atmanirbhar Bharat" initiative of the Government of India and for continued engagement with the Indian Army for the past decades.

The induction of these indigenously developed Systems by TASL and Bharat Forge would greatly enhance the operational capabilities of the Indian Army in future conflicts. A number of retired and serving dignitaries were present on the occasion.

Features of Kalyani M4

The Kalyani M4, which will be built at the company’s Pune plant, is a multi-role platform, designed to meet the requirements of the armed forces for quick mobility in rough terrain and in areas affected by mine and IED threats.

It has ballistic and blast protection from up to 50 kg TNT side blast, or IED or roadside bombs due to its design that is built on a flat-floor monocoque hull. With a thrust speed of 140 km per hour, the vehicle has a payload of 2.3 tonnes and an operating range of about 800 km.

The M4 is an original product of the South African arms firm Paramount Group but has been fine-tuned for Indian conditions by Bharat Forge.

The two firms have also signed a deal to join their technologies, capabilities and expertise to manufacture armoured vehicles in India.

Paramount Group said it wanted to position the M4 as the “future of protection” in all markets across the world.

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