List of Ordnance Factories in India: Check the names of all 41 Indian Ordnance Factories in all states of India

We all know how crucial the Armed Forces of India are to keep our borders safe. But, do know organizations such as Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) are equally important. OFB consists of multiple Indian Ordnance Factories that manufacture Guns and Ammunition for the Armed Forces of India. The Ordnance Factory Board of India is the 2nd largest manufacturer of defence equipment in Asia.

Divided into 7 Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), there are 41 Indian Ordnance Factors in various locations. In this article, we are going to provide you with a list of all 41 Ordnance factories in India in 2022.

Facts about the Ordnance Factory Board of India

Before checking out the list of all ordnance factories in India, let’s take a look at some important facts related to Ordnance Factory Board of India.

  • The first ordnance factory of India was established in India in the year 1712 when the Dutch Ostend Company established a Gun Powder Factory in Ichhapur.
  • The Ordnance Factory Board was established on 2nd April 1979.
  • In the year 1935, Indian Ordnance Service was introduced to administer the whole Defence Production Industry of India
  • On 1st October 2021, the government of India dissolved Ordnance Factory Board. All its staff, management, control is now transferred to the following 7 newly for Defence PSUs.
    • Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited (AWE)
    • Troop Comforts Limited (TCL)
    • Yantra India Limited (YIL)
    • Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited (AVANI)
    • Gliders India Limited (GIL)
    • Munitions India Limited (MIL)
    • India Optel Limited (IOL)

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List of All 41 Ordnance Factories in India

Name of the Factory and Corresponding PSU Location State
Ammunition Factory Khadki (AFK) – Munitions India Limited Pune Maharashtra
Engine Factory Avadi (EFA) – Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited Chennai Tamil Nadu
Cordite Factory Aruvankadu (CFA) – Munitions India Limited Aruvankadu Tamil Nadu
Field Gun Factory, Kanpur (FGK) – Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
Gun Carriage Factory Jabalpur (GCF) – Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh
Grey Iron Foundry (GIF) – Yantra India Limited Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh
Gun and Shell Factory (GSF) – Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited Kolkata West Bengal
Heavy Alloy Penetrator Project (HAPP) – Munitions India Limited Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
High Explosives Factory (HEF) – Munitions India Limited Pune Maharashtra
Heavy Vehicles Factory, Chennai (HVF) – Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited Chennai Tamil Nadu
Machine Tool Prototype Factory Ambernath (MPF) – Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited Mumbai Maharashtra
Metal and Steel Factory (MSF) – Yantra India Limited Kolkata West Bengal
Ordnance Clothing Factory Avadi (OCFAV) – Troop Comforts Limited Chennai Tamil Nadu
Ordnance Factory Chandigarh (OCFC) – India Optel Limited Chandigarh Chandigarh
Ordnance Clothing Factory (OCFS) – Troop Comforts Limited Shahjahanpur Uttar Pradesh
Ordnance Equipment Factory Kanpur (OEFC) – Troop Comforts Limited Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
Ordnance Equipment Factory Hazratpur (OEFHZ) – Troop Comforts Limited Hazratpur Uttar Pradesh
Ordnance Factory Ambernath (OFA) – Yantra India Limited Mumbai Maharashtra
Ordnance Factory Ambajhari (OFAJ) – Yantra India Limited Nagpur Maharashtra
Ordnance Factory Bhandara (OFBA) – Munitions India Limited Bhandara Maharashtra
Ordnance Factory Bhusawal (OFBH) – Yantra India Limited Bhusawal Maharashtra
Ordnance Factory Bolangir (OFBOL) – Munitions India Limited Bolangir Odisha
Ordnance Factory Kanpur (OFC) – Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
Ordnance Factory Chandrapur (OFCH) – Munitions India Limited Chandrapur Maharashtra
Ordnance Factory Dumdum (OFDC) – Yantra India Limited Kolkata West Bengal
Ordnance Factory Dehu Road (OFDR) – Munitions India Limited Pune Maharashtra
Ordnance Factory Dehradun (OFDUN) – India Optel Limited Dehradun Uttarakhand
Ordnance Factory Itarsi (OFI) – Munitions India Limited Itarsi Madhya Pradesh
Ordnance Factory Khamaria (OFK) – Munitions India Limited Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh
Ordnance Factory Katni (OFKAT) – Yantra India Limited Katni Madhya Pradesh
Ordnance Factory Muradnagar (OFM) – Yantra India Limited Muradnagar Uttar Pradesh
Ordnance Factory Project (OFN) – Munitions India Limited Nalanda Bihar
Ordnance Factory Project Korwa (OFPKR) – Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited Korwa Uttar Pradesh
Ordnance Factory Project Medak (OFPM) – Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited Hyderabad Telangana
Ordnance Factory Tiruchirappalli (OFT) – Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu
Ordnance Factory Varangaon (OFV) – Munitions India Limited Varangaon Maharashtra
Opto Electronics Factory (OLF) – India Optel Limited Dehradun Uttarakhand
Ordnance Parachute Factory (OPF) – Gliders India Limited Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
Rifle Factory Ishapore (RFI) – Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited Kolkata West Bengal
Small Arms Factory (SAF) – Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited Kanpur Uttar Pradesh
Vehicle Factory Jabalpur (VFJ) – Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited Jabalpur Madhya Pradesh

Customers of Indian Ordnance Factories

The primary customers of the products manufactured in Indian Ordnance Factories are as follows.

  • Armed Forces of India – Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force,  Central Armed Police Forces, State Armed Police Forces, Paramilitary Forces of India and the Special Forces of India.
  • Civil Departments –  Indian Railways, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre, Nuclear Fuel Complex, Aeronautical Development Agency, Department of Atomic Energy, Department of Telecommunications, and State Electricity Boards.
  • Exports – More than 30 countries in Asia, Europe, Middle-East, Africa, North and South America.
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