Ashok Leyland, a commercial vehicles manufacturer, has secured defense contracts worth Rs 800 crore from the Indian Army. The contracts involve supplying specialized 4x4 and 6x6 vehicles to artillery battalions within the next year. Ashok Leyland has invested in creating a range of homegrown mobility platforms to meet the requirements of the Indian Armed Forces. The company's vehicles have been an important part of the Indian Army's logistics supply chain since the Kargil conflict in 1999. Ashok Leyland is the second-largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in India and is owned by the Hinduja Group.