Tata Motors looking to supply vehicles to Thailand army: Official

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Panaji, March 30 (IANS) Tata Motors hopes to get orders for the supply of its vehicles to Thailand’s army soon, a senior company official said on Wednesday.

India’s leading heavy vehicle manufacturer was also looking to sell its vehicles in the commercial markets in Thailand and Myanmar, said Vernon Noronha, vice-president, defence and government business, Tata Motors.

“We have traditional markets in Africa. We are now trying to enter Myanmar. As many as 715 of our vehicles have passed the test for Royal Thai Army. We hope to get some commercial orders in the coming months,” he told reporters on the sidelines of the DefExpo 2016 in south Goa’s Betul village.

Noronha said that said Tata Motors had finalised a deal with the Centre to supply over 1,400 high-mobility multi-axle vehicles for the Indian army and their manufacture had begun.

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He said that Tata Motors was contemplating manufacture of combat vehicles and even tanks in future, if and when the central government allowed private companies to do so.

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