MoD inks Rs 409 crore contract with Indian company for 10 lakh grenades
NEW DELHI: Indian soldiers will now finally get modern hand grenades instead of grappling with ones of a vintage design of World War-II. The defence ministry on Thursday inked a Rs 409 crore contract with an Indian private firm for the supply of 10 lakh 'multi-mode’ hand grenades.
The contract for the hand grenades, which were designed by the Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratories (TBRL) of DRDO, was inked with M/s Economic Explosive Ltd (EEL) or the Solar Group of Nagpur. The contract will be ex ted over two years.
手榴弹由DRDO的终端弹道研究实验室(TBRL)设计，合同是与 M/s Economic Explosive Ltd（Nagpur太阳能集团）签署。该合同将在两年内履行。
This is the first such contract inked with a domestic private company. In the past, such ammunition products were either imported or made by the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), which has 41 factories.
The hand grenade project has been hanging fire since 2011 because the same grenades made by the OFB repeatedly failed to clear DGQA (directorate general of quality assurance) tests. It was finally approved by the Defence Acquisitions Council in March 2019, with the contract being inked on Thursday.
“These grenades, which will replace the esting ones of World War-II vintage design used by the Army, have a distinctive design because they can be used in both fragmentation or stun modes,” said a defence ministry offi al.
“This is a flagship project showcasing public-private partnership enabling the go nment’s 'AtmaNirbharta' initiative in cutting-edge ammunition technologies and 100% indigenous content,” he added.
译文来源：三泰虎 http://www.santaihu.com/p/50957.html 译者：Jessica.Wu
It is shocking to know that Indian army lacks mostly all modern equipments even after 70 years.
why are you surprised? that is #corrupt congress for you.
R S waraich
This is make in India. I hope they are not like ordinance factory ammunitions which blast in barrel thereby rendering the gun useless. Best of Luck.
Really, one wonders what did the previous go nments did for the country. Po iticians were busy looting the public in the name of de acy . Finally we have a stable gt. Long may it continue. Our economy will recover hopefully in a couple of years. Don't forget friends that sometimes we need to take a step back to take a big l afterwards. India's l will definitely come. Believe!
For trials, please use it on j& k te rorts.
I'm surprised that our Armed forces keep on using WW-II model.
Shame on Congress & Associates.
You must be really dumb or stupid or both not to ve for Modiji and BJP ( excluding the obvious sullahs).
What Modiji and BJP have done in 6 year's, Congress didn't do in 60 year's.
why congress kept our armed force weak ? because congress and pakistan have a same enemy i.e Hindus of Bharath. Both of them don't want hindus to progress and prosper at any cost.
Pradip Kumar Shome
Very fast movement of Gt. of India.
Pramod Kumar Patra
It is a very welcome venture for acquisition of indigenously manufactured grenades which will boost the moral of our army.Let us hope for the best.
In recent times acquisition and buying of arms worth in crores surprises me why all of a sudden? Is it that during Congress' 60 years of rule our defence forces were denied advanced arms and ammunitions?
Indian ordanance factory is capable producing grenades. They procure explosives from Germany. Only because of getting commission
FinancialRisk Go nment
This was long due! Indian soldiers at borders must be fully preparaed with modern wonry and accessories. India should start building winterized ca ps in India with small tin fireplace installed in it.
Don’t start blaming the previous go nment and cm policy paralysis! What was the present go nment doing since 2014?
I am shocked how such news is released to the media....and why there is no restriction on media to publish such news.
OFB has not managed our state owned Ordnance Factories have let down our Defence forces, by not doing enough to upgare technology and ammunition quality.
wonder how much went to Party Fund !
Atleast appreciate, the initiative, finally we are fighting with our indigineous wons rather than imports. Good Job. I am proud.
The state owned Ordinance Factory Board [OFB] has 41 factories...WHAT ARMS AND AMUNITIONS DO THEY PRODUCE??? hope these grenades will be safe enough to kill pla and pakistani te rorts and soldiers and not be harmful to our jawans...
Better late than never.
More investment is required in R&D, soon we will be self reliant and will export. India has enough talent, only this talent was going abroad....