For the first time in the history, a private sector company from India has produced grenades and has submitted the first batch to Indian soldiers in front of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. Nagpur Economic Explosive Ltd has produced this Multi-Mode (MMHG) hand grenade, working with research and defence development organizations (Drdo). This may be the first time ammunition for the Indian Army is being produced in India. The company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solar Industries India Ltd., has started sending to the armed forces last month.
According to the company statement, the first delivery of around one lakh MMHG has been successfully tested for quality by users and sent.
And to commemorate this achievement, held the attack on the ceremony on Tuesday at the EEL 2000-Hectar and MMHG defence manufacturing facility. The MMHG replica was handed over to Defense Minister Rajnath Singh by SN Nuwal, Chair of Eel. Also present during the ceremony, the head of the Indian Army, Gen MM Naravane, Letny Gen Ak Samantra, Dg of Infantry and Dr Satheesh Reddy, Chair of Drdo and other senior officials.
When is the contract signed?
In October 2020, Nagpur-based bell and the Ministry of Defense had signed a contract for a supply of one million (10 lakh) of modern hand grenades to the Indian Army and the Air Force.
And shipping by the contract spread over two years since cleaning mass production (BPC). Gave this permit to the company in March 2021.
More about grenades
This will replace grenade no 36, a vintage design of World War I, and has continued until now.
Modern MMHGs have a typical design that is flexible during defensive mode (fragmentation) and offensive (stun).
It is very safe for carriage, has accurate delay time, and reliability in use.
This has been designed by the Ballistic Research Laboratory of the Drdo terminal. And in 2016, eels took technology from Drdo and absorbed it while maintaining high quality in tectonics.
The Indian Army and DGQA carry out extensive trials in various fields and temperatures between 201-18.
The Ministry of Defense drifted commercial RFP in 2019, and in October 2020, the contract was inked.
The first trial of the production model was also carried out in various fields and extreme temperatures on all parameters as determined by infantry and DGQA.
The company statement claims that the requirements of GSQR are 95 per cent reliability. The grenade that has been produced has very superior reliability of 99.8 per cent and has 100 per cent of indigenous content.
The ceremony in Nagpur was also attended by the Head of the Army, Manoj Mukund Naravane, Head of Drdo G Satheesh Reddy and Dg Infantry Lt Gen A K Samantra.
The Defense Minister praised Drdo & Eel for fast delivery from orders amid the Covid-19 limit.
While assuming the industry to develop defence products, Rajnath Singh said, “These products are not only produced but are exported on a large scale. The number of online export authorization during 2016-19 is 1,210. This has increased to 1,774 in the past two years. This has resulted Defense exports of more than 17,000 crores in the past two years. “