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Domestic pvt players should set up OFB-like ammunition production facility: senior Army official

The Indian Army expects domestic private players to establish an ammunition production set-up parallel to the existing government-run Ordnance Factory Board (OFB), a senior official said on Thursday.

The Army also expects timeliness, quality and fair play from domestic private companies during the procurement of indigenous arms and ammunition, Lt Gen S K Upadhya, Master General of Ordnance, Indian Army, said.

During a webinar, Upadhya said competition comes in during the bidding process and at that stage, “there are elements in the industry who would rather ensure that the other person does not get a contract rather than work towards getting a contract”.

“When that happens, the timelines increase and it slightly complicates our work”, he added.

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