Ordnance Factory Board

The Ordnance Factory Board is a government entity under the aegis of the Ministry of Defence. It supplies critical arms and ammunition and clothing for India’s three armed forces and the paramilitary forces. It is the second largest defence equipment manufacturer in Asia and the largest in India.
The Central Government announced that the Ordnance Factory Board will be dissolved on October 1, 2021 and its assets, employees and managements will be transferred to 7 public sector units. The aim of this initiative is to improve autonomy, accountability and efficiency in ordnance supplies in the country


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