Indian army hands over 10 Tata Safari Storme SUVs to Myanmar army


The Tata Safari Storme will now become the primary vehicle of the Indian Army, Ayush Arya reports on the Financial Express. That said, the Army has received a waiver from the Ministry of Defence against the new emission and safety norms for the continued use as well as the procurement of Maruti Suzuki Gypsys for patrolling over tough terrains.


Indian army hands over 10 Tata Safari Storme SUVs to Myanmar army
Tata Safari Storme (Picture source: Deccan Herald)


The Indian Army has handed over 10 military-spec Tata Safari Storme SUVs to the Myanmar Army. The vehicles were handed over by the Indian Ambassador to Myanmar. The delivery of the vehicles was promised to the Myanmar Commander-in-Chief by the Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat during his recent visit to India. The Tata Safari Storme is the new chariot of the Indian Army. It is set to replace the ageing Maruti Suzuki Gypsy which will be removed from the Amry's fleet in a phased manner. The reason for the replacement comes in the wake of the upcoming safety and emission regulations which the Gypsy is not going to meet.

The reason cited by the Indian Army for the continued use of the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy is the smaller dimensions of the vehicle, in comparison to that of the Tata Safari Storme, allows them to easily tread the narrow paths that the Army has to encounter while patrolling in Kashmir as well as the northeastern states. In addition to this, the military-spec Tata Safari Storme is only available with a hard-top configuration while the Maruti Suzuki Gypsy comes with hard as well as soft-top models allowing the Army with greater flexibility.


 

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