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India ramps up ammo production for export

22nd May 2024 - 07:30 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in New Delhi


The Indian Army has been undertaking a 10-year ammunition plan that will attempt to secure supply chains. (Image: Indian Army)

India has been looking to expand domestic ammunition production amid global shortages and increasing demand.

India has taken its cue from the UK, France, Iran and South Africa where exports of ammunition have been thriving, as it begins to tap into opportunities arising from shortfalls of ammunition caused by ongoing global conflicts.

In addition, with Saudi Arabia and its neighbouring Middle East countries stockpiling their ammunition inventories, scarcity of ammunition has been mounting globally, said Col. K V Kuber (Retd.), director of aerospace and defence at Ernst & Young LLP during a defence meet hosted by PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry in Delhi, India.

“Ammunition is being dispersed faster than food or water,” Kuber

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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