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Indian Army to procure 10 lakh hand grenades for Rs 409 cr

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New Delhi | Friday, 2020 1:45:07 AM IST
The Indian Army will do away with its World War II vintage design hand grenade as the Defence Ministry has signed a Rs 409 crore contract for procurement of new 10 lakh multi-mode hand grenades.

Providing further boost to the 'Make in India' initiative in the defence sector, the ministry's acquisition wing signed a contract with Nagpur-based Economic Explosive Ltd (Solar Group) for supply of the new grenades.

The multi-mode hand grenade has been designed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation's Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratories (TBRL) and is being produced by EEL, Nagpur.

The grenades have a distinctive design, and can be used in both offensive and defensive modes.

This is a flagship project showcasing public-private partnership under the aegis of the DRDO and the Defence Ministry enabling "AtmaNirbharta" in cutting-edge ammunition technologies, with 100 per cent indigenous content, the Ministry said.

--IANS sk/vd

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2020-10-01-19:56:32 (IANS)

 
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