The Indian Army has ordered the production of three upgraded road cars worth more than Rs 2,000 crore for its infantry fighting force.
The two-wheeler road cars will have a top speed of 50 kmph (30 mph) and a top gear of 10 kph (6 mph), the Hindustan Times reported on Monday.
The Army has already ordered 200 of the upgraded Road Cars.
“The vehicle will be made up of two wheels on the right and two wheels and a gearbox on the left,” the Indian Army said in a statement.
The vehicles are said to have “excellent” off-road capabilities.
It is also likely that the Indian Air Force will have the two-wheeled vehicles as well, a defence ministry source said.
The Indian Army, which has the third-highest combat efficiency in the world after the United States and the United Kingdom, has been working on improving its off-roading capability since it launched its new armored personnel carrier in 2014.
The Indian armed forces have a large number of off-trailers and some of the vehicles are capable of carrying personnel, equipment and vehicles.