7 Cars That Represent India's 7 Decades of Sovereignty

Published: 27th January 2016 08:25 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th January 2016 08:25 AM   |  A+A-

With 26 January nearing us, we are all set to celebrate the 67 Republic Day with the country being in the 7 decade of our sovereignty. Therefore, for the occasion, we have listed 7 cars that have helped India defend itself over the years and are also available for purchase by you. So let us check out 7 cars that have protected the freedom of our country.

1.Tata Sumo

Tata Sumo has always been associated with Indian Army and is also one of the most easily accessible cars in India today. Obviously, it is entirely up to you what kind of model you would like to purchase but the one that gives attention to details can pick the right mode and with the right paint job and customization can stand out from the crowd.

2.Maruti Gypsy

This is probably the most versatile vehicle in terms of appearance that looks good in both the colors of desert or snow camouflage, the commanding officer's black color or even the army green, if you are looking for style, you can never go wrong with Maruti Gypsy. The ruggedness of the Gypsy is what sets it apart from the rest of the cars bringing out a certain masculine appeal.

3.Mahindra Striker

Mahindra Striker is designed on the same blueprint as the country’s number 1 SUV Mahindra Bolero. This SUV however, was never really used by the Indian Army but was designed by Mahindra with the same intent. The features and facilities with Mahindra Striker are really heavy that really stands it in distinction with others with the vehicle featuring a shorter wheelbase along with an improved power-to-weight ratio.

4.Mahindra Jeep

This is probably the most expected and obvious name on the list as Mahindra MM540 has been defending the border of our nation for decades and has delivered uncompromised performance in doing so. The vehicle is very versatile in countering difficult terrains which was apparent during its period of peace mission in United Nations. Another vehicle that is possibly in the same vicinity as Mahindra Jeep is Mahindra Thar that buyers can get their hands on at an affordable price.

5.HM Ambassador

The darker version of the politician’s favorite ride is the fifth entry on our list. The sedan is the vehicle of choice for Generals, Commanding Officers, DDST’s and Brigadiers along with other important designation. The HM Ambassador holds power in its sheer demeanor that musters intimidation and respect at the same time.


It is possible that you may have not heard of the name Jonga but the Jabalpur Ordnance aNd Guncarriage Assembly vehicle is a respectable name and comes from the house of Nissan. The vehicle is known for its sturdy and ever so reliable performance which is a true testimony to the company’s precision. The vehicle looks fantastic with heavy customizations while it is also very powerful on road that can be attributed to the 4 by 4 drive type.

7.Willys Jeep

This is probably the most common piece of transportation that any Army fanatic can identify with. This was the most commonly sighted vehicle during the Great War and still continuous to carry that legacy forward. The Willys Jeep is quite difficult to find, but if you really want one you can have to look really hard.


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