In the Defence Expo 2018, the Bharat Earth Movers Limited unveiled a 4×4 medium bulletproof vehicle. The vehicle comes under the (MBPV 4×4) category and is a heavy-duty all-weather off-road mobility vehicle.
The MBPV is specially designed for the armed forces to help them in counter insurgency operations. It can be easily maneuvered and will require less maintenance with high operability.
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It is equipped with blast protected shields and is made up of bulletproof material which provides shields against small arms fire. It will protect the troops inside the vehicles. It can carry 10+2 people (driver included) fully armed and can be employed for counter-insurgency operations.