New Delhi (NVI): The Acquisition Wing of the Ministry of Defence (MoD) signed a Rs 409 crore contract with the Economic Explosive Limited (EEL) for supply of 10,00,000 Multi-Mode Hand Grenades to the Indian Army.
These grenades will be replacing the hand grenade design of World War-II vintage, in use with the Indian Army, the Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
It will also provide further boost to the ‘Make in India’ initiative of Government of India, it said.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratories (TBRL) designed the Multi-Mode Hand Grenade, which is being produced by EEL, Nagpur.
The grenades have a distinctive design in them, which can be used in both Offensive and Defensive Modes.
However, this is a flagship project showcasing public-private partnership under the aegis of government (DRDO & MoD) enabling “AtmaNirbharta” in cutting edge ammunition technologies and accomplishes 100 per cent indigenous content, the statement added.