OFB organises pre-deployment conference of defence attaches

14 Sep 2018

As part of the ongoing efforts of the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) to boost exports, a pre-deployment conference of Defence Attaches, who are to be posted at various Indian embassies abroad, was organised on September 13 in Kolkata. The 17 Defence Attaches who attended the conference were briefed by OFB officials on exportable products and their potential in the international market.
OFB has identified a number of items that have export potential. The list includes weapons – small, medium and high caliber and ammunition. Brake parachutes, explosives such as TNT and DNT and large weapon systems are also some of the products that can be exported. OFB is also developing a number of weapons through in-house R & D which are also slated to have a good export potential.
Shri P K Shrivastava, DGOF and Chairman OFB said OFB has made an impact in the financial year 2017-18 with its quantum jump in exports to over Rs 200 crore. Export has now emerged as a priority area and a thrust area for future growth