New Delhi, 12 April 2022: General MM Naravane, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), accompanied by Lt Gen 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 on 12 April 2022, 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 COAS appreciated TATA and Bharat Forge for their commitment in strengthening “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiative of Government of India and continued engagement with the Indian Army for past decades. The induction of these indigenously developed Systems by TASL and Bharat Forge would greatly enhance the operational capabilities of Indian Army in future conflicts. A number of retired and serving dignitaries were present on the occasion.