The major lack of transport for the Indian Army at the out break of the war led to the development of a carrier that could be easily produced on the existing 15cwt GMC truck chassis. An armoured body was mounted on the truck to create the Indian Pattern Carrier. It was produced from 1940 - 44.
The Indian Pattern Carrier is a four-wheeled vehicle. The armoured body was constructed in India, mainly by the Indian Railways, the chassis, however, was the universal G.M.C./Ford Canadian Military Pattern (CMP).