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Indian Navy’s AK-630 gun gets first made in India ammunition

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Make in India in the defence sector received a major boost as the Indian Navy received the first-ever completely made-in-India 30mm ammunition. The ammunition will be used in AK-630 guns, which is fitted on warships. This is a major achievement for the country that private industry has developed fully indigenous ammunition. It has been done in 12 months, and all components are indigenous.

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Key points:

  • The Indian Navy, in its pursuit of Atmanirbharta by fostering the industry, provided technical support in terms of finalisation of drawings, design specifications, inspection tools, and proof and testing of ammunition.
  • A chemical manufacturing company by the name of Economic Explosives Ltd. from Nagpur supplied the 100 per cent indigenous 30mm gun ammunition to the Indian Navy, which was received by the Vice Chief of the Naval Staff, Vice Admiral SN Ghormade.

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