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Indian Ordnance Factories are the oldest and largest industrial setup functioning under the Department of Defence Production of Ministry of Defence. The Ordnance Factories form an integrated base for indigenous production of Defence hardware and equipment, with the primary objective of self-reliance in equipping the armed forces with state-of- the-art battlefield equipment.

Core competence of Ordnance Factories:

Core competence of Ordnance Factories:
Weapons Small, Medium and Large Calibre Weapons & Mortar Equipment
Ammunition, Explosives & Propellants Small, Medium and Large Calibre Ammunition, Mortar Bombs, Signaling and related stores, Rockets & Aerial Bombs, Fuzes, Explosives, Chemicals & Propellants
Military Vehicles Trucks, Mine protected and Special Security Vehicles
Armoured Vehicles Tanks & its variants, Armoured Personnel Carrier(APCs) & Engines
Instruments & Optical devices Night & Day Vision Sights & Instruments
Parachutes Brake Parachutes, Man dropping & Supply dropping Parachutes
Troop comfort & General Stores Tentage, Clothings, Personal equipment, Bridges, Boats, Cables etc.

Production achievement: The turnover during the financial year 2014-15 was Rs 11,364 crore. The gross turnover for 2015-16 is Rs 14,158 crore and net turnover excluding Excise Duty is Rs. 13,077 Crore.Nearly, 81% of the supplies by OFB are for the Indian Army.

Modernisation: OFB is continuously modernizing its existing facilities by replacing age old machines with the state-of-the-art machines to manufacture quality products, taking into account the current and long term future requirements of the customers. In this regard, a Comprehensive Modernisation Plan for the XIIth five year Plan has been prepared. Under this plan, expenditure of Rs. 2927 crore has been made.

Quality Management :The process has been strengthened by taking following initiatives: Test facilities at ordnance factories have been made available to the private entities, Establishment of Ten Quality Audit Groups(QAG) for audit of manufacturing processes, Deputation of teams for direct interaction with central and forward Depots to address the complaints, Formation of Failure Review Board in each Factory with DGQA rep as a Member.

Achievements and Awards :

  1. Successful trials of indigenously designed and manufactured 155 mm X 45 Caliber Artillery Gun (Dhanush).
  2. Successful proof firing of 155 mmX52 cal gun systems developed by OFB at PXE Balalsore on 13-08-2015 for the first time in the country.
  3. Development of fuze for anti-submarine rocket RGB-60 and RGB-12 by Ammunition Factory Khadki. First out-turn lot of the Fuze issued to Indian Navy in Sept’15.
  4. In house developed 7.62mm Trichy Assault Rifle trial evaluated by Indian Coast Guard in August 2015 and recommended for induction for Indian Coast Guard operations.
  5. Indigenous development of Bi-Modular Charge System (BMCS) modules.
  6. Vehicle Factory, Jabalpur (VFJ) selected as an honorary entrant to the CNBC-TV18 OVERDRIVE Hall of Fame for the current year.
  7. Ordnance Factory, Khamaria (OFK) declared as the winner of Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award-2013 in the category of Large Scale Manufacturing Sector.

Swachh Bharat Mission: Nearby villages have been adopted by OF.Badmal, O.F.Khamaria, O.F.Ambajhari, O.F.Itarsi, O.F.Katni, O.F.Medak for the purpose of basic medical care and improving hygiene, sanitation etc.

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Directorate General of Quality Assurance (DGQA) is an Inter-Service Organisation functioning under the Department of Defence Production in the Ministry of Defence. DGQA is responsible for second party Quality Assurance of all defence stores and equipment, both imported as well as indigenous, for the Army, Navy (excluding Naval Armaments) and common user items for the Air Force procured from Private Sector, Public Sector Undertakings and Ordnance Factories.

Organisational Structure and Functions:

DGQA Organisation is structured into eleven Technical Directorates, each responsible for a distinct range of equipment. The Technical Directorates are structured in two tiers for functional purposes, comprising of Controllerates and Field Quality Assurance Establishments. In addition, there are Proof Establishments in Armament Discipline for carrying out proof of weapons and ammunition.


  1. Quality Assurance of Stores. DGQA carried out inspection of defence stores of the total value of 24659.00 Crore during 2015-16.
  2. DGQA Technical Evaluation. During the year 2015-16, DGQA has carried out a total of 95 Technical evaluations and attended 62 User Trials of various stores, ammunition and equipment, comprising of a number of complex sub systems. 39 PDIs and 66 JRIs of various equipment/stores were conducted during the year 2015-16

Future Challenges

The responsibility of Vendor Registration has been reassigned to DGQA. With the “Make in India” programme there will be a boost to Indigenisation in the Defence Industry and a resultant growth in the number of new vendors. In order to maintain a uniform standard of Quality and adhere to the strict evaluation norms being followed by DGQA, the concept of Configuration Management (CM) is being adopted to ensure technical integrity control of material throughout its life.

Modernisation : DGQA has upgraded its existing test facilities in line with NABL stipulations. It has also been providing the Lab Test facilities & Proof facilities to Private Vendors for Indigenization purposes. DGQA also plays a pivotal role in formulation of BIS standards and Joint Service Specifications besides Departmental specifications.

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DGAQA is the Regulatory Authority under Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, for Quality Assurance and final acceptance of military aircraft, associated accessories /stores including Air Armament & Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) during design/development/production/repair and overhaul/up gradation. DGAQA plays an important role in providing technical consultation to Ministry of Defence, Service HQrs, & Main contractor during various stages of procurement and in-house manufacture of Defence Aero stores. It ensures conformance of the product/services to the laid down specifications/standards thereof and effective Quality Management Systems at the premises of suppliers of such products, enhancing the safety of military aircraft/airborne systems. DGAQA functions from its HQ at New Delhi through a network of 34 Field Establishments/Detachments spread across the country.

DGAQA is also the nodal agency for Missile Systems Quality Assurance Agency (MSQAA) and Strategic Systems Quality Assurance Group (SSQAG).

Value of Stores Cleared: Value of stores provided with QA coverage by DGAQA during the current year and previous four years is given below:

(Rs in crore)

Core competence of Ordnance Factories:
2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
14898 14022 21803 19,829 23,067


  1. Development/Manufacture Projects
  2. (i)SU-30(MKI) & AJT (Hawk MK-132): Manufacture under licence from Original Equipment Manufacturer(OEM), (ii) Advance Light Helicopter(ALH) : Manufacture, (iii)Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) : Development & Manufacturing, (iv) Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) : Development, (v) Light Combat Aircraft(LCA) : Manufacture, (vi)Intermediate Jet Trainer (IJT) & Light Combat Helicopter(LCH): Development / Manufacture, (vii) Saras Transport Aircraft (Military Version) : Development, (viii) Pilotless Target aircraft (PTA-Lakshya) : Manufacture, (ix) Dornier (DO-228) aircraft : Manufacture, (x)Parachutes (Brake, Pilot, Drogue, Anti Spin, Recovery etc) : Development/ Manufacture, (xi) Air Armament Stores : Manufacture, (xii) Indigenous Missiles : Development/ Manufacture, (xiii) Airborne Early Warning Radar & Control System (AEW&C) : Development, (xiv) Ground Radar Systems for Airborne applications : Development/ Manufacture, (xv) Arrester Barrier Systems for aircraft : Manufacture, (xvi) Flying Clothing for Air Crew : Development/Manufacture etc.

  3. Repair & Overhaul (ROH) Projects

SU-30 MKI/MG-21BISON/ Mig-27 aircrafts, Jaguar/Kiran Jet Trainer / Mirage-2000 aircrafts, Dornier(DO-228)/ Avro(HS-748) aircrafts), Helicopters e.g. Cheetah, Chetak, ALH, Accessories & Aero Engines.

Important Policy Decisions/ Achievements:

  1. AQA Directives on “Guidelines for Qualification Test Procedure & Acceptance Test Procedure of Ground Equipment/Test Equipment (Jigs) for Airborne Items (Electrical & Electronic)”and Environmental Stress Screening (ESS)” issued.
  2. Guidelines document for LCA on “QA & Certification of Tools, Test Equipment & Ground support equipments” applicable during Design, Production and Deliverable Phase has been prepared and coordinated by RDAQA (LCA TEJAS), Bangalore.
  3. Two DGAQA officers were awarded DRDO Agni Award for their contribution in providing effective QA coverage during Indigenous Development of Special Aluminium Alloys for LCA through DMRL Lab Hyderabad.
  4. 144 Nos of DGAQA officers have undergone different QA & Management related courses & trainings.

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Directorate of Standardisation (DoS) was established in 1962 with an aim to control item proliferation within Defence Services. Foremost objective of DoS is towards establishing commonality in equipment and components among the three Services so that the overall inventory of the Defence Services is reduced to the minimum. These objectives are being progressively realised through:-(a)Preparation of various Standardisation documents, (b)Codification of Defence Inventory,(c)Entry Control.

Targets & Achievements

As per Roll on Plan(ROP) 2015-16, 156 new documents and 936 Revision documents have been completed upto March 2016. A total of 5,257 Standardisation documents have been circulated upto March 31, 2016. Committee of Chairmen Standardisation Sub-Committees (CCSSC) has approved Roll on Plan 2016-17 and accordingly target of 1014 Standardisation documents is set for the year 2016-17.

Participation of India in Main Group meetings of Allied Committee/135 (AC/135), the apex body of codification under NATO brought in new concepts towards codification and support to participation of Indian manufacturers in international logistic system.

In order to make the existing codification system effective and quantitative, platform centric codification has been introduced. In future, the codification target of AHSPs would be set according to the contracts finalised in previous years.

Bilateral agreement for sharing of codification information with NCB Germany and USA were signed by Director DoS on 18 Nov 2015 and 18 Feb 2016 respectively.

Efforts for “Make in India” Project: As a member of Allied Committee/135 (AC/135), Directorate of Standardisation is actively involved in facilitating Indian Industry to participate in International Defence Procurement System.

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The Directorate of Planning & Coordination, established in 1964, is entrusted to promote Indigenization and realize objectives of ‘Make in India’ initiative in defence sector by rendering advice on Capital Acquisition proposals of SHQs from DDP’s perspective ; proposing amendments in defence procurement procedure; formulating enabling policy/guidelines;encourage private sector participation and enhancing international cooperation between Indian & foreign companies. These activities are carried out in close liaison with Users and other stakeholders keeping in view the overall objective of substantive self-reliance in defence requirement.