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For Mukesh’s security, RIL buys world’s top Mercedes

Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) has procured the world’s most sophisticated armoured vehicle for enhanced personal security of its chairman and managing director. The fortified Mercedes Benz is mounted on a normal S600. 

The Reliance Industries Ltd car has Level-9 vehicle resistance (VR9), the highest available currently. It was customised at Benz’s Sindelingen plant in Germany. Sources said the armoured vehicle was registered at the Mumbai Central Regional Transport Office (RTO) on Saturday. An email to RIL spokesperson seeking details wasn’t answered.

But a source in know said, “As chairman of India’s largest private conglomerate, Mukesh Ambani is the custodian of the interests of more than 2.8 million shareholders. He has Z-category security since April 2013. An armoured vehicle complies with advice of the security establishment for protectees of this level.” Demand for super-secure carriages for leaders in the world of business, politics and the arts has been surging globally.
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