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Ministry of Defence
25-July-2018 16:22 IST
Manufacturing of Defence Products

Ordnance Factories manufacture various products like Artillery Guns, Small Arms, Mortars, Naval Guns, Tanks and Variants, Infantry Combat Vehicles and Variants, Mine Protected Vehicles, Logistic & Special Purpose Vehicles, Ammunition, Explosives, Parachutes, Troop Comfort Equipment and Day / Night Vision Devices for Armed Forces and internal security.  Ordnance Factories manufacture approximately 600 Principal Items.  A list containing Major Principal Products are given below.

S. No.




Ammunition Factory Khadki(AKF), Pune, Maharashtra

5.56 mm Ammunition, Bombs, Grenades, Cartridges for others Small Arms, Medium Caliber Ammunitions


High Explosives Factory (HEF),Khadki, Pune, Maharashtra

TNT, HNS , Tetryl (CE), IPN, RFNA, 'G' Fuel, 'O' Fuel, Initiatory Explosives, Acids and Chemicals etc.


Ordnance Factory Chanda (OFCH),  Maharashtra

Tank Gun Ammunition, Mortar Ammunition., Anti-Tank and Anti-Personnel Mines, Rockets, Missiles War-Heads etc.


Ordnance Factory Varangaon (OFV), Maharashtra

Cartridges viz. 7.62 mm Nato Ball M-80 Tracer M-62, 5.56 mm Ammunition


Ordnance Factory Bhandara (OFBa), Maharashtra

Various types of Propellants and Explosives


Ordnance Factory Dehu Road (OFDR), Maharashtra

Various Pyrotechnic compositions & Ammunition


Ordnance Factory Khamaria (OFK), Jabalpur, M.P.

Small Arms Ammunition, Anti-Aircraft Ammunition, Anti-Tank Ammunition, Ammunition For Air Force and Navy


Ordnance Factory Itarsi (OFI), M.P.

Various types of Propellants and Chemicals


Cordite Factory Aruvankadu(CFA), Tamil Nadu

Various types of Propellants and Chemicals


Ordnance Factory Badmal (OFBL), Odisha

Tank  and Artillery Ammunition, 30 mm Ammunition


Ordnance Factory Project Nalanda (OFPN), Bihar

Bi-modular Charge System (Planned)


Metal & Steel Factory (MSF), Ishapore, West Bengal    

Various Ferrous and Non-ferrous castings & extrusion, component & other stores including Cartridge Cases and shell forgings, Light/Medium/Heavy Steel Forgings including Gun Barrel Forgings


Ordnance Factory Ambajhari (OFAJ), Nagpur, Maharashtra

Ammunition Hardware (Shells, Fuzes and Cartridge Cases), Light Metal Floating Bridge, Extruded Aluminium Rods/ Sections, Pressure and Die-Cast Components, Pinaka Rocket  etc.


Ordnance Factory Ambarnath (OFA), Maharashtra

Cartridge Case, Brass Cup of various sizes, Brass Coils, Low and High Tensile Aluminium Alloy, Extruded sections



Machine Tool Prototype Factory(MPF), Ambarnath,  Maharashtra

Design, Developments and Manufacture of special purpose machine tools and equipment, components and sub-assemblies for Armoured and Transport vehicles and weapon spares, Electronic Fuze, Kavach Chaff Launcher for Navy


Ordnance Factory Bhusawal  (OFBH), Maharashtra

Drums, Barrels, Ammunition Boxes, Cylinders & Tin Containers,   Fuel Tanks


Ordnance Factory Muradnagar (OFM), U.P.

Plain carbon and alloy steel castings for Tanks, Empty Bodies of various ammunition, Hot Die Tool, Steel forgings. Track Link for Tanks


Ordnance Factory Katni (OFKAT), M.P.

Non-Ferrous Rolled & Extruded sections, Cups for Small Arms Ammunition, Die-cast components, Heavy Caliber Cartridge Cases


Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project

(HAPP), Trichy,

Tamil Nadu

Empty Shots for Kinetic Energy Ammunition of various calibers (120 mm, 125 mm), Anti-Submarine Rocket hardware, Tungsten Spheres for Pinaka Rocket


Gun Carriage Factory (GCF), Jabalpur, M.P.

Light Field Gun, T-72 Tank Gun Recoil System, Carriages for Artillery Guns, Anti-Aircraft Gun, various Types of  Mortars, 12 Bore Pump Action Gun & various Ammunition Packages


Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ), Jabalpur, M.P.

Army Transport & Logistic Vehicles and variants, Mine Protected Vehicles


Grey Iron Foundry(GIF), Jabalpur, M.P.

Automobile Casting of Grey & Malleable Iron for Vehicles & other applications


Ordnance Factory Kanpur (OFC), U.P.

Medium & High Calibre Guns, Mortar Bomb bodies, Ammunition hardware


Small Arms Factory (SAF), Kanpur, U.P.

5.56 mm LMG, LMG 7.62 mm, MAG 7.62 mm, .50" Rifle Sporting, .32" Revolver, 9mm Carbine


Field Gun Factory

(FGK), Kanpur, U.P.

High Calibre Ordnance & Spare Barrels, .32" Revolver


Rifle Factory Ishapore (RFI), West Bengal

5.56mm INSAS Rifle, Pistol 9mm Auto, .315' Sporting Rifle, .22" Sporting Rifle


Gun & Shell Factory (GSF), Cossipore, West Bengal

Medium Calibre Guns, Ammunition hardware, .32" Pistol, 84mm Rocket Launcher


Ordnance Factory Dum Dum (OFDC), Dum Dum, West Bengal

Ammunition hardware / components


Ordnance Factory Trichy (OFT),

Tamil Nadu

7.62mm Rifle, 12.7 AD Gun & Spares, 30mm Cannon for BMP II, 14.5 mm Sub-Calibre Device for T-72 Tank, 23 mm Ghasha Twin Barrel Gun for MIG


Ordnance Factory Project Korwa (OFPK), U.P.

Carbine (Planned)


Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF), Avadi,

Tamil Nadu

Battle Tanks viz. T-90 and MBT Arjun, Combat Improved Ajeya Variants, Tank Spares & Overhaul of T-72


Engine Factory Avadi (EFA), Tamil Nadu

Engines for Battle Tanks and Infantry Combat Vehicles, overhaul of Engines


Ordnance  Factory Medak (OFMK), A.P.

Infantry Combat Vehicle Sarath, Variants, Bullet Proofing of Cars & Spares for ICV


Ordnance Factory Dehradun (OFDUN), Uttarakhand

Sighting & Fire control instruments for Tanks, Fire control instruments for Guns & Mortars, Range finder, Binoculars, Compasses, Air field Lighting Equipment, Night Vision Instruments


Opto Electronics Factory (OLF), Dehradun, Uttarakhand

Precision Opto Mechanical/ Electronic instruments for sighting and fire control of T-72 & Infantry Combat Vehicles, Laser Range Finder


Ordnance Cable Factory Chandigarh (OCFC)

Field Telephone cable, Carrier Quad cable, 20 Conductor cable, 3KV Air Field Lighting cable, Beta light devices, optoelectronic sight


Ordnance Equipment Factory Kanpur (OEFC), U.P.

Leather Items, Textile Items, Engineering Equipment including Mountaineering Items


Ordnance Parachute Factory (OPF), Kanpur, U.P.

All types of  Parachutes viz. Brake Parachute, Supply Dropping & Man Dropping Parachutes, Tent, Clothing &Rubberised Items like Floats for Bridges & Inflatable Boats


Ordnance Equipment Factory Hazratpur (OEFHz), U.P.

Tents, Mosquito Nets & other Clothing Items


Ordnance Clothing Factory Shahjahanpur (OCFS), U.P.

All Combat Clothing, Mountaineering Extreme Cold Clothing, Textile &Tentage Items


Ordnance Clothing Factory Avadi (OCFAV), Tamil Nadu

All Combat Clothing & Parade Garments, Parachutes, Tents, DLD covers, Vest etc.


In the year 2016-17, total value of issue to Army was Rs.11,867 Crore and in 2017-18 the value of issue was Rs.11,413 Crore.  For 2018-19, the Budget Estimate (BE) allocation to Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) by Army is Rs.11,742.42 Crore.

Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) has issued 379 licenses to 230 Indian companies till June, 2018.70 licensee companies covering 114 licenses have reported commencement of production in the same period.Industrial license applications are forwarded by licensing authority i.e. Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) to Department of Defence Production for its views.  These are examined by the Standing Committee on Private Sector Participation which comprise representatives from Ordnance Factory Board and Public Sector Undertakings.

As per Annual Production data furnished by 48 companies in financial year 2017-18, the value of their production as furnished by the Companies is Rs.3,486.03 Crore.  The information of trials of production by such licensee companies are not compiled.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Krupal Balaji Tumane in Lok Sabha today.