On the occassion of Independence Day 2019, we decide to take a look at the various vehicles that serve the Indian Army as well as the myriad other defence forces of our nation. These vehicles are typically customized in accordance to the specifications laid down by the unit that intends to use them. Typically, the aim of these modifications is to ensure not only safety, but also seamless movement across a variety of terrains as well as weather conditions.
1. Maruti Suzuki Gypsy
The car joined the Indian Army’s fleet all the way back in 1985 — the same year it was launched in India. Though Maruti Suzuki ceased production of the Gypsy for the masses in 2018, the iconic SUV got a new lease of life when the Indian Army acquired a waiver from the Ministry of Defence so as to allow the company to produce additional units for our country’s forces. Read More