Change of guard at Ashok Leyland with Vinod Dasari taking over from Mr. Seshasayee seems to be galvanizing the Indian giant to look at global pastures. Mr. Dasari has said that the goal for Ashok Leyland is to be a player of global consequence in the next 5-10 years and use its overseas acquisitions such as Avia for this purpose. There is speculation that Ashok Leyland will change to Hinduja Leyland, something that sounds a little unbelievable. But who knows, even stranger things have happened.