Two state-owned Ordnance Factories have opened up their firing ranges for the private companies in the defence sector. This will enable these private companies to test their equipment in the country instead of going overseas.
A top senior Ministry of Defence (MoD) officer told Financial Express Online, “When Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the `Make in India’ initiative in 2014-15, the Indian Army, Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and other related organisations were urged to open their testing facilities for private sector. ”
“The idea was to allow the private sector companies to get into the manufacturing of military platforms for the Indian Armed Forces. And for testing these platforms, the government-owned entities were encouraged to open up their ranges,” the officer explained. Read More