Manipur: Seven Mine Protected Vehicles launched

CM Biren said launching the Mine Protected Vehicles (MPVs) is not related with the present Manipur crisis but the vehicles are to be used at the time of need.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 8 Mar 2024, 2:08 am

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To meet the diverse needs of modern policing and to motivate state police, Chief Minister N Biren Singh on Wednesday launched seven Mine Protected Vehicles (MPVs) at the 1st Manipur Rifles Parade ground.

Speaking on the sideline of the launching programme, CM Biren told the media that in the last few incidents state police faced various issues while they were ambushed by armed militants. As the state police do not have such vehicles, the state government decided to buy these MPVs to boost their morale while fighting anti-state elements and anti-national elements, he added.

Responding to the media, CM Biren said launching these is not related with the present crisis but the vehicles are to be used at the time of need.


On his official Facebook, CM Biren stated, “Launched the Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV) for the Manipur Police at 1st Bn. Manipur Rifles, Imphal.

With the ever vigilant service of Manipur Police, this addition will enhance our capabilities in ensuring the safety and security of our citizens. Together, we’ll continue striving towards a safer and more secure Manipur”.

Director General of Police Rajiv Singh, addressing the programme, thanked the chief minister for the MPVs and for motivating the state forces. He said three more such vehicles will be arriving soon.

He said the MPVs will be utilised for area domination and to provide safety and security for the public.


It is said that the vehicle is a perfect blend of protection, performance and mobility, specially designed by DRDO for defence. It is a leap forward in terms of technology and powered by a globally acclaimed turbocharged engine. It is equipped with four-wheel drive and off-road radial tyres which enables it to perform even in severe off-road conditions.

Run-flat tyres provides the capability to continue journey for extended distance of upto 100 kms, while experiencing one or more deflated or damaged tyres by a bullet or tyre blast. It has a seating capacity of 14 and has 10 firing ports provided on bullet proof glasses which makes it a lethal vehicle.

The launching programme was also attended by ministers, MLAs, chief secretary Vineet Joshi, security advisor Kuldiep Singh, senior administrative and police officers among others.



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