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Indian Ordnance Factories: List of all 41 Indian Ordnance Factories

India's ordnance factories, including the Indian Army, Central Armed Police Forces, and DRDO, are crucial for the nation's defense. The Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) is responsible for producing arms and ammunition for the Indian Armed Forces, making it the second-biggest defense hardware producer in Asia.

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Indian Ordnance Factories: The Indian Armed Forces play a vital role in safeguarding our borders, as everyone is aware. However, keep in mind that institutions like the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) are just as significant. The Indian Ordnance Factories under OFB are responsible for producing arms and ammunition for the Indian Armed Forces. The second-biggest producer of defense hardware in Asia is the Ordnance Factory Board of India.

There are 41 ammunition factories in India, spread over 7 Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs) in different locations. We’ll provide you a list of all 41 ordnance factories in India in 2024 in this article.

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Information about the Indian Ordnance Factory Board

Let’s look at some key information about the Ordnance Factory Board of India before looking at the list of all ordnance factories in the country.

  • The Dutch Ostend Company founded a Gun Powder industry in Ichhapur in 1712, marking the establishment of India’s first ordnance industry.
  • The Ordnance Factory Board was founded on April 2, 1979.
  • In 1935, the Indian Ordnance Service was set up to oversee the country’s defense industry.
  • The Indian government dissolved the Ordnance Factory Board on October 1, 2021.

The following seven recently established PSUs for defense now have all of its employees, management, and control.

  • Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited (AWE)
  • Troop Comforts Limited (TCL)
  • Yantra India Limited (YIL)
  • Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited (AVANI)
  • Gliders India Limited (GIL)
  • Munitions India Limited (MIL)
  • India Optel Limited (IOL)

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List of all Indian Ordnance Factories

Name of the Factory and Corresponding PSU Location State
Ammunition Factory Khadki (AFK) – Munitions India Limited Pune Maharashtra
Engine Factory Avadi (EFA) – Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited Chennai Tamil Nadu
Cordite Factory Aruvankadu (CFA) – Munitions India Limited Aruvankadu Tamil Nadu
Field Gun Factory, Kanpur (FGK) – Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
Gun Carriage Factory Jabalpur (GCF) – Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh
Grey Iron Foundry (GIF) – Yantra India Limited Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh
Gun and Shell Factory (GSF) – Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited Kolkata West Bengal
Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project (HAPP) – Munitions India Limited Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
High Explosives Factory (HEF) – Munitions India Limited Pune Maharashtra
Heavy Vehicles Factory, Chennai (HVF) – Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited Chennai Tamil Nadu
Machine Tool Prototype Factory Ambernath (MPF) – Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited Mumbai Maharashtra
Metal and Steel Factory (MSF) – Yantra India Limited Kolkata West Bengal
Ordnance Clothing Factory Avadi (OCFAV) – Troop Comforts Limited Chennai Tamil Nadu
Ordnance Factory Chandigarh (OCFC) – India Optel Limited Chandigarh Chandigarh
Ordnance Clothing Factory (OCFS) – Troop Comforts Limited Shahjahanpur Uttar Pradesh
Ordnance Equipment Factory Kanpur (OEFC) – Troop Comforts Limited Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
Ordnance Equipment Factory Hazratpur (OEFHZ) – Troop Comforts Limited Hazratpur Uttar Pradesh
Ordnance Factory Ambernath (OFA) – Yantra India Limited Mumbai Maharashtra
Ordnance Factory Ambajhari (OFAJ) – Yantra India Limited Nagpur Maharashtra
Ordnance Factory Bhandara (OFBA) – Munitions India Limited Bhandara Maharashtra
Ordnance Factory Bhusawal (OFBH) – Yantra India Limited Bhusawal Maharashtra
Ordnance Factory Bolangir (OFBOL) – Munitions India Limited Bolangir Odisha
Ordnance Factory Kanpur (OFC) – Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
Ordnance Factory Chandrapur (OFCH) – Munitions India Limited Chandrapur Maharashtra
Ordnance Factory Dumdum (OFDC) – Yantra India Limited Kolkata West Bengal
Ordnance Factory Dehu Road (OFDR) – Munitions India Limited Pune Maharashtra
Ordnance Factory Dehradun (OFDUN) – India Optel Limited Dehradun Uttarakhand
Ordnance Factory Itarsi (OFI) – Munitions India Limited Itarsi Madhya Pradesh
Ordnance Factory Khamaria (OFK) – Munitions India Limited Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh
Ordnance Factory Katni (OFKAT) – Yantra India Limited Katni Madhya Pradesh
Ordnance Factory Muradnagar (OFM) – Yantra India Limited Muradnagar Uttar Pradesh
Ordnance Factory Project (OFN) – Munitions India Limited Nalanda Bihar
Ordnance Factory Project Korwa (OFPKR) – Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited Korwa Uttar Pradesh
Ordnance Factory Project Medak (OFPM) – Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited Hyderabad Telangana
Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli (OFT) – Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
Ordnance Factory Varangaon (OFV) – Munitions India Limited Varangaon Maharashtra
Opto Electronics Factory (OLF) – India Optel Limited Dehradun Uttarakhand
Ordnance Parachute Factory (OPF) – Gliders India Limited Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
Rifle Factory Ishapore (RFI) – Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited Kolkata West Bengal
Small Arms Factory (SAF) – Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ) – Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh

Consumers of Ordnance Factories in India

  • The Indian Army: The nation’s armed forces are the Navy, Air Force, Central Armed Police Forces, State Armed Police Forces, Paramilitary Forces, and Special Forces.
  • Civil department: It include the Indian Railways, the Department of Atomic Energy, the Department of Telecommunications, the Liquid Propulsion Systems Center, the Nuclear Fuel Complex, the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), the Aeronautical Development Agency, and the State Electricity Boards.
  • Export: More than 30 nations in North and South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa are exporters.
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