• Short Summary

    THE FIRST OF INDIA'S NEW ORDNANCE FACTORIES INCLUDED IN THE COUNTRY'S DEFENCE PLAN WAS OPENED ON THURSDAY AT VARANGON.

  • Description

    THE FIRST OF INDIA'S NEW ORDNANCE FACTORIES INCLUDED IN THE COUNTRY'S DEFENCE PLAN WAS OPENED ON THURSDAY AT VARANGON. MR. CHAVAN.

    INDIA'S DEFENCE MINISTER, OFFICIALLY INAUGURATED THE FACTORY WHICH HAS BEEN EQUIPPED WITH AMERICAN MACHINERY AS PART OF THE MILITARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME.

    MAJOR GENERAL KELLY AND MR. GREENE WERE AMONG THE LEADING AMERICAN GUESTS PRESENT AT THE CEREMONY. MR. GREENE SPOKE AT THE INAUGURAL CEREMONY.

    AFTER MR. GREENE, DEFENCE MINISTER CHAVAN DECLARED THE FACTORY OPEN. HE SAID THAT INDIA'S MAIN AIM IN MANUFACTURING ARMS WAS TO DEFEND THE COUNTRY AGAINST EXTERNAL AGGRESSION. THE THREAT FROM CHINA, HE DECLARED, HAD NOT DISAPPEARED AND THE COUNTRY HAD TO BE ALERT TO FACE ANY DANGER.

    THE FACTORY HAS BEEN BUILT IN A RECORD TIME OF NINE MONTHS. THE CIVIL WORKS FOR THE FACTORY BEGAN IN JANUARY AND THE MACHINERY STARTED ARRIVING FROM THE UNITED STATES IN MAY. INDIAN ENGINEERS AND TECHNICIANS WERE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE INSTALLATION OF THE MACHINERY WHICH WILL MAINLY MANUFACTURE AMMUNITION.

    THE AMMUNITION IS RIMLESS AND SPECIALLY SUITED FOR WEAPONS WITH A HIGH-RATE OF FIRE. IT HAS A COMPARATIVELY HIGH VELOCITY AND RANGE IS NOT ADVERSELY AFFECTED BY LONG PERIODS OF STORAGE IN DIFFERING CLIMATE CONDITIONS -- AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN INDIA.

    MUCH OF THE AMMUNITION WILL BE USED BY THE INDIAN PRODUCED SEMI-AUTOMATIC ISHAPORA RIFLE, BUT WILL ALSO BE USED FOR OTHER ARMS LIKE LIGHT AND MEDIUM MACHINE GUNS.

    TWO SIMILAR AMMUNITION FACTORIES ARE GOING TO BE BUILT IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3EX2W0949KYHG4M8HULTT8YKN
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EX2W0949KYHG4M8HULTT8YKN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:23:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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