New Delhi: India today placed a $1-billion order for 118 locally-made ‘Arjun‘ main battle tanks for its army, boosting self-reliance in the critical area of heavy combat vehicles and boosting its battle readiness against its archrivals China and Pakistan. “(The) Ministry of Defence (MoD) placed the order with […]
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By Rahul Bedi The mounting anxiety and steadfast focus on the proliferating Coronavirus pandemic has clearly eclipsed the assortment of material contracts that India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has confirmed over the past fortnight, alongside numerous others which are imminent. Starting in late February, when the corona contagion […]
New Delhi: Hari Mohan, an ordnance factory service officer with vast experience in armoured vehicles manufacturing, has taken over as Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) chairman and director general on Dec 1. He has succeeded Saurabh Kumar, who superannuated from the services. Hari Mohan is a 1982-batch Indian Ordnance […]
New Delhi: India’s Ministry of Defence today signed a Rs 20,000 crore (Rs 200 billion/$2.8 billion) contract with the state-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to licence-build 464 additional T-90S main battle tanks for the Indian Army. The indent for the 464 of these tanks were issued to the […]