Ordnance Factory Board

  • Antony calls for reducing dependence on defence imports October 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Friday called for reducing India's over-dependence on defence imports and bolstering research and development capabilities. Speaking to officials of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs), Antony asked them to make sincere and sustained efforts to reduce the dependence on...
  • Antony calls for reducing dependence on defence imports October 6, 2012

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony on Friday called for reducing India's over-dependence on defence imports and bolstering research and development capabilities. Speaking to officials of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs), Antony asked them to make sincere and sustained efforts to reduce the dependence on imports...
  • The Indian Army's largest public-private partnership April 9, 2012

    Four companies are battling for the largest ever public-private partnership project to build a light armoured carrier for the Indian Army—the Future Infantry Combat Vehicle (FICV). The Army needs about 2,600 such vehicles over 20 years. All four bidders—Tata Motors, Mahindra Defence Systems, L&T and the government-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)—have...
  • Army ammo level critical, can fight for just 10 days April 6, 2012

    New Delhi: While the focus has been on the power struggle between Army Chief General VK Singh and the Defence Ministry, lost in the process is the real crisis facing the armed forces. General Singh had listed some of the critical deficiencies in ammunition and equipment in a leaked letter...