Ammunition And Missiles To Be Produced In Kanpur, Two Mega Plants Inaugurated

Ammunition And Missiles To Be Produced In Kanpur, Two Mega Plants Inaugurated

These plants were inaugurated on the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the Balakot air strike, which was a historic operation of the Indian Air Force.

Kanpur, February 27 (TNA) In a landmark achievement for India's defence sector, Adani Defense & Aerospace, India's leading private sector defence manufacturer, on Monday inaugurated two mega plants for the manufacturing of armaments and missiles. These state-of-the-art plants, the first of their kind in the private sector in India, will significantly contribute to the country's self-reliance and technological progress in the field of defence.

These largest plants of South Asia were inaugurated by Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath in the presence of Army Chief General Manoj Pandey, GOC-in-C of Central Command Lieutenant General NS Raja Subramani, UP Vidhan Sabha speaker Satish Mahana and Industries Minister Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi.

Yogi appreciated the efforts and contribution of Adani Defense in creating various capabilities towards strengthening the state and the country. The inauguration coincided with the fifth anniversary of the Balakot air strike, which was not only a historic operation of the Indian Air Force but also a testament to India's strategic resolve in the face of external threats.

The Kanpur plant spread over an area of 500 acres, is set to become one of the largest integrated armament manufacturing complexes. It is committed to producing high-quality small, medium and large caliber ammunition for the armed forces, paramilitary forces and police. Production of small caliber ordnance has already begun at the plant, starting with an estimated 150 million rounds, 25% of India's annual requirement.

Ashish Rajvanshi, CEO, of Adani Defense and Aerospace, said, 'The establishment of these weapons and missile complexes completes our quest for self-reliance. This is a planned investment of over Rs 3,000 crore, so its impact extends far beyond the defence. This will generate over 4,000 jobs, with a five-fold impact on MSMEs and indirectly benefit the local ecosystem. We are committed to ensuring that our efforts promote inclusive and sustainable development while preserving the environment for future generations.'

The operations of the armament complex come less than two years after the Adani Group announced the plants during the Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit in 2022. The Industry 4.0 plant incorporates state-of-the-art automation using Artificial Intelligence and data analytics ensuring the highest standards in quality, safety and reliability. Furthermore, being a PESO-certified complex, it will also have explosive handling facilities for missiles and precision-guided weapons.

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