Ordnance Factory Board

India's defence exports rise over 5 times in last 4 years

According to the Ministry of Defence's Department of Defence Production dashboard, India's export of military equipment increased from Rs 1521.86 in Financial Year 2016-17 to Rs 8,620.59 in the last fiscal 2019-20. India's defence exports have increased in the last four years has been more than 5-and-half times while the target for FY 2020-21 is Rs 15,000 crore, according to the data updated by the Department of Defence Production on April 14, 2020.

Apr 20, 2020, 13:40 PM IST

Defence Ministry's EWS quota proposal for arms unit apprentices rejected

The 103rd Amendment Act, 2019 of the Constitution empowers the state to provide up to 10 per cent reservation for "economically weaker sections" in education and public employment.

Nov 05, 2019, 11:21 AM IST

No plans to privatise ordnance factories: Defence Ministry

The government on Saturday denied reports about the privatisation of ordnance factories across the country in a response to workers who have threatened to launch a 30-day strike from August 20.

Aug 17, 2019, 20:58 PM IST

Six nodes identified for Defence Corridor in Uttar Pradesh, says government

During the Aligarh meet held on 11 August 2018, investments of over Rs 3700 crore were announced for Uttar Pradesh Corridor by Defence Public Sector Undertakings/Ordnance Factory Board and Private industries.

Jul 10, 2019, 16:53 PM IST

'Desi Bofors' Dhanush to be inducted into Indian Army on Monday

Nearly 81% of the components of Dhanush - which has a strike range of 38 kilometres -  are sourced indigenously.

Apr 07, 2019, 14:25 PM IST

OFB gets nod for bulk production of 'Dhanush': All you need to know about India's long-range artillery gun

Dhanush is the first-ever indigenous 155 mm x 45 calibre long-range artillery gun developed by India.

Feb 20, 2019, 10:06 AM IST

Defence Ministry begins process to acquire 6.5 lakh assault rifles under 'Make in India'

The new assault rifles will be manufactured by the Ordnance Factory Board under the govt's 'Make In India' initiative.

Sep 01, 2018, 08:39 AM IST

Faulty ammunition reason behind howitzer M-777 explosion during trial in Pokhran: Sources

Barrel of long-range ultra-light (ULH) howitzer M-777 had exploded during a field trial in Pokhran.

Sep 24, 2017, 18:01 PM IST

Indian Army decides to fast-track indigenisation of key components and spares for battle tanks

With delays in import of critical equipment severely affecting its combat readiness, the Army has decided to fast-track indigenisation of key components and spares for battle tanks and other military systems.

Jul 23, 2017, 13:24 PM IST

OFB Recruitment 2017: Here's how you can apply online for 7048 Trade Apprentice posts at Ordnance Factory Board, Defence Ministry

Here's how you can apply online for 7048 Trade Apprentic posts at Ordnance Factory Board, Defence Ministry

Jan 17, 2017, 11:13 AM IST

Air Force Commanders' Conference begins

Top commanders of the Indian Air Force will on Tuesday meet here to brainstorm on various matters including drafting of women as fighter pilots, serviceability issues plaguing the force, and induction of fighter aircraft like LCA Tejas and Rafale.

Oct 13, 2015, 08:53 AM IST

Indigenous artillery gun `Dhanush` to be ready this year

After trials, India`s indigenous artillery gun `Dhanush` would be ready for use by the Army by the end of this year.

Mar 18, 2014, 17:42 PM IST

CRPF asks OFB to enhance safety of mine protected vehicles

CRPF approached Ordnance Factory Board to enhance security of its mine protected vehicles which have earned tag of "coffin on wheels" as numerous troopers have died inside in Maoists` IED blasts.

Nov 18, 2012, 10:12 AM IST

Field trials of upgraded Bofors gun in Jan 2013

An upgraded version of the 155mm Bofors gun, the Indian Army`s most potent artillery weapon, will be ready for field trials in January 2013, a top official of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) said on Tuesday.

Mar 20, 2012, 16:19 PM IST