Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu and Union Minister Kiren Rijiju are currently on the Gandhi Sankalp Yatra showcased some of their off-roading skills and went on an expedition in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh recently. The BJP ministers used Polaris RZR ATV and Mahindra Thar for the 107 km expedition. Kiren Rijiju said quite a few things about the Mahindra Thar and the Polaris RZR ATV.
In a post shared on the official Facebook page of Kiren Rijiju, he mentions that the Polaris Quad Bike is the best all-terrain vehicle in snowbound areas and Mahindra Thar is proving to be the best jeep fo all-weather roads and for our security personnel in mountainous regions.
The video shared by the Union Minister shows the minister riding him riding the quad bike on the snow. Following him, there are a number of Mahindra Thar that can be seen moving swiftly on the snow cladded roads. Both the ministers also used the RZR during the expedition too!
It should be noted that the Mahindra Thar is a well-known brand in India and is loved by off-roading enthusiasts. Mahindra Thar is one of the most affordable off-road spec vehicles that are available in India and it is highly customisable too. The SUV offers a 4X4 system with a low-ratio transfer case. The Thar also offers manual differential lockers that enhance the vehicle’s performance on the off-roading tracks.
The Polaris ATVs, on the other hand, is known for their off-roading capabilities and are used by forces around the world to manoeuvre in difficult terrains. In fact, even Indian forces like ITBP use Polaris ATVs in high altitudes to go through the snow easily. These vehicles are made in a way to handle the bad roads. However, they are not road legal.
The Mahindra Thar is a rugged vehicle and is quite easy to maintain too. With the right modifications and tyres, the Thar can conquer any kind of terrain without much of a problem. It is a preferred choice of most off-roading enthusiasts. The fact that the minister was impressed by the vehicle is an indication that the vehicle must have gone through the most difficult terrains during the expedition. It is not known if any of the ministers drove the vehicle but Kiren Rijiju mentioned that the Thar was carrying the security personnel. The expedition was done 15,600 feet above the sea level, which makes things quite difficult.
Pema Kundu, who was with Kiren Rijiju is a known automobile enthusiast too. A few days back, he was spotted riding a Royal Enfield Interceptor in Arunachal and shared the pictures from the ride too. Even during this ride, Chief Minister of the state shared a lot of pictures on his Twitter profile.