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OFB’s defective defence items were involved in 584 accidents between 2014-15 and 2018-19: CAG

New Delhi, Apr 6 (PTI) Defective defence items of the Centre-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) were involved in 584 accidents mainly due to quality issues between 2014-15 and 2018-19, said…

India’s New Armament Production Units fully functional after Corporatization of OFB and other policy initiatives

In the last five years, a total of 194 Industrial Licenses have been issued to private companies in Defence sector for manufacturing of items like ammunitions, artillery guns, howitzers, air…

India’s Dhanush Howitzer: Has The Phoenix Risen?

In an effort towards modernising its Artillery profile, the Indian Army (IA) embarked upon the Field Artillery Rationalisation Plan (FARP) post the 1999 Kargil War, with a vision towards streamlining…

By Brig Arvind Dhananjayan (Retd)

Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories – Overcoming the “Last Great Problem”

With the dedication of seven new units of the Corporatised Ordnance Factories, Ministry of Defence seems to have summited the “last great problems” which to mountaineers denotes a peak that…

By Col (Dr) DPK Pillay (Retd)

MoD places supply order for 118 Main Battle Tanks Arjun Mk-1A for Indian Army with HVF, Avadi

Key Highlights: DRDO-developed new variant of MBT to enhance firepower, mobility & survivability Order worth Rs 7,523 crore 72 new features & more indigenous content compared to Mk-1 To open…

India’s Mounted Gun System: Ensuring Future Combat Readiness

In order for a country to build and retain strategic relevance, it is imperative that a comprehensive approach towards capability building be adopted. While the political processes continue to push…

Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli manufactures 25 heavy machine guns for Indian security forces with Israeli technology

New Delhi [India], July 17 (ANI): Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli on Saturday handed over 25 12.7mm heavy machine guns to the defence forces. Fifteen out of 25 guns would be handed…

Ordnance Factory Board to be converted into 7 govt-owned corporate entities: Sources

New Delhi [India], June 16 (ANI): In a long-awaited and major reform in defence manufacturing, the Cabinet on Wednesday decided to convert the Ordnance Factory Board, currently a subordinate office…