Quepem, Goa. 30 March,2016. Kalyani Group’s flagship company, Bharat Forge Limited, and U.S. based AM General LLC, announced their team to bid for India’s Light Specialist Vehicle (LSV) program using AM General’s battle-tested HMMWV as the LSV’s base platform — with final build and production to take place in India.
“The teaming between world renowned Light Tactical Vehicle provider AM General and Bharat Forge known for Manufacturing Excellence will lead to providing cost effective and best-in-class mobility solutions for Indian ArmedForc
es,” said Baba N. Kalyani, Cha irman and Managing Director, B harat Forge.
“AM General is pleased to be teamed with The Kalyani Group’s Bharat Forge to bring our proven light tactical vehicle solutions to India for military and paramilitary requirements,” said AM General President and CEO, Andy Hove. “Bharat Forge has proven to be a world-class manufacturer, and we look forward to working together with them to deliver combat-proven mobility solutions to customers in India.”
The Indian Army has stipulated in its information request that the LSV needs to be capable of performing reconnaissance and
patrol roles for all arms, pro vide space and cross mobility in all terrains (including highaltitu de and deserts) to small parti es/teams (approximately six) a nd operate independently in the battle fi eld. The team of Bharat Forge and AM General is uniquely qua lified to fulfill all the requirements of the LSV program.
Additionally, with the Indian Armed Forces looking to rapidly modernize their protected wheeled vehicle fleet, there could be
numerous additional opportunit ies for this team effort beyon d the LSV program.