Ordnance factories

Public sector ordnance factories: Fighting for survival

Print edition : September 27, 2019

A protest rally in Jabalpur on August 17 against the Centre’s plan to corporatise ordnance factories. Photo: PTI

Home Minister Rajnath Singh (right) with a 7.62 sniper rifle at the Ordnance Factories Board stall on September 6, 2018, at the Defence and Homeland Security Expo in New Delhi, which brought together over 200 Indian and multinational companies. Photo: Sandeep Saxena

At an exhibition held as part of Ordnance Factories Day celebrations in Tiruchi, Tamil Nadu, in 2018. Photo: M. Moorthy

The government is keen on corporatising the ordnance factories, but unions are against the proposal, which they believe defeats the very purpose of this crucial arm of Indian defence.
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