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Bangalore, April 20

Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML) has received orders worth Rs 800 crore from the Ministry of Defence for ground-support high-mobility vehicles.

These include BEML-Tatra 4x4, 6x6, 8x8 trucks for high mobility applications, heavy recovery vehicles, special purpose vehicles for Pinaka/Radar project and 50-tonne trailers and engineering mine ploughs for breaching minefields. The majority of supplies would be made during 2006-07 and the rest carried forward to 2007-08, said the release issued by the company. The company has carry forward order-book position, including defence equipment, to the tune of Rs 2,550 crore.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated April 21, 2006)
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