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Mahindra gets govt order for 630 vehicles

Auto major Mahindra & Mahindra on Friday said that it has received an order from the union government for a fleet of 630 vehicles, which it intends to gift to its Nepalese counterpart.

‘These (vehicles) would be purchased by the Government of India (GOI) for gifting to the government of Nepal as a support for the upcoming Constitutional Assembly elections and will be delivered to the Election Commission in Nepal and the Home Ministry,’ Mahindra & Mahindra (M&M) said in a statement.

These vehicles would be utilised by the Nepalese security forces, Nepal police, armed police force and also as part of the convoy during the elections, which are scheduled to be held in the country on 19 November, 2013, it added.

‘For Mahindra, it's an absolute moment of pride that we have been chosen by the Government of Nepal to strengthen India-Nepal ties and enable one of the most important hallmarks in the history of Nepal —  the Constituent Assembly elections — which are to be held in November, 2013,’ said Ruzbeh Irani, M&M chief executive ( International Operations), Auto & Farm Equipment Sectors.

Mahindra has a strong brand presence in Nepal with its commercial trucks, buses, utility vehicles and SUV models like the Scorpio, Bolero and now XUV500, she added.
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