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Shrilakshmi Defence Solutions Ltd.


Shri Lakshmi Defence Solutions Ltd unveiled their latest light armored vehicle - Sherpa at INDESEC and this was inaugurated by Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu. The unveiling attracted heavy press coverage at INDESEC Inaugurated by Mr. M. Venkaiah Naidu, (Member of Parliament) Hon’ble Chairman, Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs –Mr Naidu, commented on DRONA M.P.V MODEL AS monster LOOKING VEHICLE and was highly impressed by the same.

LAUNCH of SHERPA (LIGHT ARMORED VEHICLE) a 2+4 seater fast driven was a unique in the section of LIGHT ARMORED VEHICLE,This was witnessed and commented by carious delegates from PARAMILITARY OFFICERS & MOD OFFICIALS.

Mr. KPS Gill ALSO had a close and very intereactive look at the NEW SHERPA ,at their stall, Mr. KPS Gill served twice as Director General of Police (DGP) Punjab, where he is credited with having brought the Punjab insurgency under control.

During the presence of SHERPA Launching, the presence of FORD EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (INDIA) Mr Nike Wagh ,applaued the quality and design of SHERPA,and said he was greatly concerned initially on this project,but after winessing the SHERPA LAUNCH,he was very pleased and happy to be associated with SHRI LAKSHMI DEFENCE for thi specialized project.

The DRONA M.P.V. also wittnessed great crown and appreciation as this was ideally meant for NAXALITE OPERATIONS. Few of the officers commented that they were happy to know that such high quality armored vehsicle like SHERPA & DRONA were being made in INDIA indegeneously and were also sorry to know that INDIAN FORCES were still not equipped with these MONSTER type of vehicles.

The inauguration of SHERPA was covered in following sources:


  • Punjab Kesari, page no 8 – Shri Lakshmi Defense Solutions roduces 'SHERPA' to fight Naxals + photo (View 1) (View 2)

  • Business Bhaskar, page no 5 – "SHERPA unveiled in INDESEC 2011" (View)

  • Dainik Jagaran, page no 11 – "SHERPA to take on naxals" (View)

  • Hindustan, page no 09 – "SHERPA to take on naxals" (View)

  • Jansatta, page no 07 – "SHERPA to ht naxals" (View)

  • Nai Duniya, page no 13 – photo caption "Safety cover" (View)


Light armoured vehicle to help police, paramilitary ops


A Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV), which can be useful for police and paramilitary forces during counter-terrorism and anti-naxal operations, was launched here today.

The vehicle named 'Sherpa', with a maximum speed of 160 kmph, is an ideal force multiplier in war against naxals and terrorists and can even be used as a Command Vehicle Operations in urban areas, Shri Lakshmi Defence Solutions officials said in a statement.

The eight-seater vehicle developed in a joint programme with Ford India, is an indigenous vehicle designed keeping in mind the operational requirements of police and paramilitary forces, they said.

The LAV has been built upon the chassis of a Ford Endeavour.

"Our company has designed Sherpa to aid security forces in counter-insurgency, anti-Naxal operations and enhance combat efficiency of the commandos," Shri Lakshmi Defence Solutions Director Anil Verma said.

The Indian company has built armoured vehicles earlier also including the armoured troop carrier Dhruv and mine-protection vehicle Drona.

Sherpa, light armoured vehicle, launched


New Delhi, June 20 (IANS) An indigenous light armoured vehicle designed keeping in mind the operational requirements of the police and paramilitary forces was launched at the ongoing homeland security exhibition here Monday.

Based on the Ford Endeavour SUV, the Sherpa has been developed by Shri Lakshmi Defence Solutions Ltd (SLDS) in a joint programme with Ford India.

'The 2+6 seater vehicle with maximum speed of 160 kmph is an ideal force multiplier in the war against Naxals (Maoists) and terrorists, even in an urban scenario, especially for command vehicle operations,' an SLDS statement said.

'The Ford Endeavour's chassis, with one of the highest ground clearance and largest wheelbase in its class, was a clear winner for modification as a light armoured vehicle. With its unique safety features and rigidity of frame, the vehicle can tackle any terrain and prove useful as a force multiplier for homeland security,' the statement added.

According to SLDS director Anil Kumar Verma, the Sherpa has been designed 'to aid the security forces in counter-insurgency and anti-Maoist operations and to enhance their combat efficiency'.

Speaking at the launch, Nigel Wark, executive director (Marketing, Sales and Service) of Ford India, said: 'The Endeavour, with its superior build quality, durability and powerful transmission, can prove to be a reliable vehicle in all types of terrain and will match gruelling operational requirements.'

SLDS already produces a range of security-related vehicles including the Viper fast-moving attack vehicle, the Dhruv armoured troop carrier and the Drona blast and mine protection vehicle.

The company's parent, Shri Lakshmi Cotsyn Ltd, has been supplying safety textiles such as bio-chemical, high altitude fabric, bullet-proof jackets and bullet-proof helmets, camouflage fabrics, uniform fabric, IR fabric and carbon fabric to Indian defence establishments.



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