Infantry Weapons

Indian Army expresses concern over ‘faulty’ OFB-supplied ammunition

15 May 2019

The Indian Army (IA) has expressed concern to the Ministry of Defence (MoD) over what it described as "faulty and poor quality" assorted ammunition supplied by the state-owned Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).

Official sources told Jane's that the IA raised the alarm over the quality of varied OFB-supplied munitions for 125 mm guns of the T-72M1, T-90S/MS, and Arjun main battle tanks (MBTs), as well as 155 mm, 130 mm, and 105 mm artillery rounds, in a recent letter sent to Defence Production Secretary Ajay Kumar.

In its 15 page-long letter the IA claims to have "halted" practice-firings of its Bofors 40 mm L-70 air-defence guns.

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