New Delhi: Giving a fillip to the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative in the defence sector, the ministry of defence on Thursday signed a contract with Nagpur-based Economic Explosive Ltd (EEL) for supply of 10,00,000 multi-mode hand grenades to the Indian Army at an approximate cost of Rs 409 crore.
These grenades will be replacing the hand grenade design of World War-II vintage, in use with the Indian Army.
The multi-mode hand grenade has been designed by DRDO/Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratories (TBRL) and is being produced by EEL, an official statement said here.
The grenades have a distinctive design, in that, they can be used in both offensive and defensive modes.
This is a flagship project showcasing public-private partnership under the aegis of Government of India enabling “AtmaNirbharta” in cutting edge ammunition technologies and accomplishes 100 per cent indigenous content.