The Rakshak is a heavy-duty bulletproof vehicle with a powerful four cylinder, 61 HP engine. The Rakshak’s composite armor stops front, side, and rear attacks with 7.62mm bullets from a distance of 10m, and its roof protects the passenger compartment from a 45 degree attack from 10m. An optional light machine gun comes with a protection shield in the front, providing a firing range of 120 degrees. A ballistic carpet to provide 98 percent underbelly protection from shrapnel grenades can be installed on request.
Almost 1,000 Rakshaks have been sold to date, including 200 Rakshaks serving the Indian Army and another 180 with the police and paramilitary forces. The Rakshak is already saving lives in Jammu and Kashmir, North-Eastern States, Delhi, Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand. It’s also used by the Paramilitary and Security forces of Guyana and Nepal.