Official State Car - India


The President of India Pranab Mukherjee travels in a black Mercedes Benz S600 (W221) Pullman Guard. It is a custom-built, heavily armored limousine which meets the requirements of the highest protection class VR6/VR7. The armor is designed to protect against military rifle shots and also offers resistance against fragments from hand grenades and explosives. The president's motorcade also consists of the former presidential car, a black Mercedes-Benz W140 armoured limousine, which is now being used as a spare vehicle.

The Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir travel in black Mercedes Benz S600(W221) high security and bullet proof car and one acting as decoy Vehicle. These are escorted by the SPG in five armoured black BMW X5 (E70).

The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh uses two black, B7-level armoured 2009 BMW 7 Series High Security saloons, with one acting as a decoy vehicle. These are escorted by the SPG in five armoured black BMW X5s and multiple Tata Safaris which are a permanent part of the Prime Minister's convoy.

the President,the Chief justice of India, the Vice-president and the prime minister's convoy comprises 20-25 cars within the city of New Delhi but when they have to move outside the city, the convoy's size increases to 170-200.

Earlier, Hindustan Motors' Ambassador was used as the official state car for all purposes. It was highly-armored and modified considerably for the use by the President, The Chief Justice of India, Vice-President, Governor, the Prime Minister, and Justice of High Court and Supreme Court.

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