Indian edition Indian Express reports that French armored vehicles will be more actively involved in patrolling in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which, in fact, is a disputed territory with neighboring Pakistan. Recently, the situation in this region has deteriorated sharply. In particular, exchanges of fire between Pakistani and Indian border guards have proven themselves. India accuses Islamabad of engaging militants in a border conflict.
Earlier, Indian police have already used French armored cars in Kashmir. The command of the police forces notes the security of the car from small bullets weapons caliber to 12,7 mm. It is also stated that the police are satisfied with the level of mine protection and the presence of several cameras for a circular review.
The manufacturer reports that the Renault Sherpa Light Scout armored vehicle is designed for 4-5 people, but Indian police note that in Jammu and Kashmir people use the vehicle to transport 6-7 people, and at least one person can fire from the Renault Sherpa.