[

ordnance factory

]

Ordnance Factory Board to be dissolved today, staff retain service conditions

There had been a long-pending proposal to restructure the over 200-year-old defence ministry entity – the Ordnance Factory Board – which, with its 41 ammunition and military equipment production facilities, supplied critical arms and ammunition to the three armed forces and the paramilitary.
The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) was India's main producer of military arsenal and controlled 41 ordnance factories engaged in the production of weapons. (File Photo)
The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) was India's main producer of military arsenal and controlled 41 ordnance factories engaged in the production of weapons. (File Photo)
Published on Oct 01, 2021 06:34 AM IST
Copy Link
Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Meenakshi Ray, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Ordnance Factory unions threaten stir against corporatisation bid

In a letter to defence minister Rajnath Singh, the unions said: “there will be serious labour unrest resulting in disturbance of defence production in case the consultants appointed by the defence ministry visits the ordnance factories and OFB headquarters.”
The OFB is headquartered in Kolkata.(HT File Photo)
The OFB is headquartered in Kolkata.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 06:00 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Tanmay Chatterjee

Testing lag, PPE worries and Delhi hotspot: Covid-19 news from India

Here’s a list of top stories from Hindustan Times newspaper
Laboratory technicians sit next to boxes containing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing kits at a sample collection centre in Ahmedabad(REUTERS)
Laboratory technicians sit next to boxes containing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing kits at a sample collection centre in Ahmedabad(REUTERS)
Updated on Mar 31, 2020 10:52 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

New road map for ordnance factories soon

Early into its second term in office, the Narendra Modi government has in principle decided to corporatise the 41 ordnance factories — the oldest government entities — to increase their efficiency, sharpen their competitive edge and expand their export potential.
The Rifle Factory Ishapore is one of India’s top ordnance factories. (Govt of India website)
The Rifle Factory Ishapore is one of India’s top ordnance factories. (Govt of India website)
Updated on Aug 22, 2019 05:56 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen

Engineer killed, 8 hurt in Kanpur Ordnance Factory explosion

The explosion was deafening and the victims, who suffered burns injuries, were thrown several metres away due impact of the blast.
The tragedy happened when a nitrogen cylinder, attached to the barrel of a light field gun (LFG), exploded when engineers were conducting static pressure test on the LFG barrel.(HT PHOTO)
The tragedy happened when a nitrogen cylinder, attached to the barrel of a light field gun (LFG), exploded when engineers were conducting static pressure test on the LFG barrel.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 09, 2019 09:15 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Kanpur | By HT Correspondent

Lok Sabha elections 2019: PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi spar over ordnance factory at Amethi

Rahul Gandhi on Monday accused PM Modi of “lying” to the people of Amethi, and said the ordnance factory in the Congress president’s constituency, where the PM on Sunday launched an India-Russia joint venture for production of AK-203 rifles, was already functioning for the “past many years”.
Addressing a rally in Amethi on Sunday, PM Modi had said the work at the ordnance factory there had been delayed and the number of jobs promised had not been provided to the local people.(ANI)
Addressing a rally in Amethi on Sunday, PM Modi had said the work at the ordnance factory there had been delayed and the number of jobs promised had not been provided to the local people.(ANI)
Published on Mar 04, 2019 10:56 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi

PM Narendra Modi in Amethi today, to unveil string of projects

It will be Modi’s first visit as the PM to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s Lok Sabha constituency.
Kanyakumari: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a programme for the launch of various development projects, a road safety park and a transport museum in Kanyakumari, Friday, March 1, 2019.(PTI)
Kanyakumari: Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a programme for the launch of various development projects, a road safety park and a transport museum in Kanyakumari, Friday, March 1, 2019.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 03, 2019 07:39 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By Manish Chandra Pandey

Faulty ammunition proves lethal, 70 accidents on average every year since 2013-14

Accidents caused by faulty ammunition made in ordnance factories have seen an abnormal rise in the last few years and one of the main anti-aircraft guns, L-70 , is largely inactive due to unserviceable ammunition, according to a senior defence ministry official.
Six people were killed and 18 injured in a massive explosion at Pulgaon-based Central Ammunition Depot in Maharashtra’s Wardha district in late November when they were disposing off unused ammunition.(PTI/File Photo)
Six people were killed and 18 injured in a massive explosion at Pulgaon-based Central Ammunition Depot in Maharashtra’s Wardha district in late November when they were disposing off unused ammunition.(PTI/File Photo)
Updated on Dec 15, 2018 07:27 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sudhi Ranjan Sen

Ordnance factory explosion exposes untrained casual workers, use of ancient equipment

The Pulgaon explosion incident exposes alleged lack of precautions, official-contractor nexus in city’s defence establishment
City has an ammunation factory (as seen in picture), a high explosive factory in Khadki and an ordnance factory on Dehu road.(HT/PHOTO)
City has an ammunation factory (as seen in picture), a high explosive factory in Khadki and an ordnance factory on Dehu road.(HT/PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 23, 2018 05:04 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Pune | By S Singh

Packet containing live rounds of ammunition found in Lutyens’ Delhi

The officer said it was suspected that they fell from someone’s pocket and added that the ammunition was of Indian Ordnance Factories.
Live ammunition.(Reuters Representative Photo)
Live ammunition.(Reuters Representative Photo)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 03:39 PM IST
Copy Link
Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By Press Trust of India

India needs to find a solution to its arms and ammo shortages

The defence public sector (DPS) is beyond repair. According to a Niti Ayog study, the value produced per worker in ordnance factories is a meagre Rs 6 lakh versus the minimum of Rs 40-50 lakh in value that is required to be produced per employee to make even a micro, small, and medium enterprise financially viable
Army personnel stand guard during a gun battle with militants, Pulwama, Kashmir (Representative Photo)(PTI)
Army personnel stand guard during a gun battle with militants, Pulwama, Kashmir (Representative Photo)(PTI)
Published on Jun 14, 2018 01:04 PM IST
Copy Link
By Bharat Karnad

Ammo dump blast at army camp kills 1, injures 7

The blast occurred around 3.30 pm when a team from Ordnance Factory was inspecting the ammunition as a routine procedure, police officials of the district said
Blast took place at ammunition dump of Indian Army’s base camp in Unchi Bassi near Dasuya on Jalandhar-Pathankot highway.(PTI Representative Photo)
Blast took place at ammunition dump of Indian Army’s base camp in Unchi Bassi near Dasuya on Jalandhar-Pathankot highway.(PTI Representative Photo)
Updated on May 15, 2018 11:19 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Hoshiarpur | By HT Correspondent

One killed in ammo dump blast at Dasuya army camp, 7 injured

The explosion took place during an inspection of defective ammunition
An injured at the hospital in Jalandhar on Tuesday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)
An injured at the hospital in Jalandhar on Tuesday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT)
Updated on May 16, 2018 12:40 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar | By HT Correspondent, Hoshiarpur
SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Monday, October 18, 2021