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Defence Ministry Seals Rs 409-crore Contract to Procure ‘Multi-mode’ Hand Grenades for Army

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The ministry stated the ‘multi-mode’ hand grenades will substitute the “World War II vintage” grenades being utilized by the Indian Army.

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  • Last Updated: October 1, 2020, 11:07 PM IST

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The defence ministry on Thursday sealed a take care of a Nagpur-based firm for provide of 10,00,00zero hand grenades to the Indian Army at an approximate value of Rs 409 crore. The ministry stated the ‘multi-mode’ hand grenades will substitute the “World War II vintage” grenades being utilized by the Indian Army.

“The Acquisition Wing of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) today signed a contract with M/s Economic Explosive Ltd (EEL), Nagpur, for supply of 10,00,000 multi-mode hand grenades to the Indian Army at an approximate cost of Rs 409 crore,” the ministry stated in a press release. “These grenades will be replacing the hand grenade design of World War-II vintage, in use with the Indian Army,” it stated.

The grenades to be equipped by Economic Explosive Ltd have been designed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), officers stated. “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’ (self reliance) in cutting edge ammunition technologies,” the ministry stated.


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