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Adani Launches Largest Ammo Complex in Kanpur, Creating 4,000 Jobs

Spread across an expansive 500 acres in Kanpur, the complex is poised to emerge as one of the largest integrated ammunition manufacturing hubs in the country.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, alongside Chief of Army Staff Gen Manoj Pande, unveiled the Ammunition & Missiles Complex, marking the commencement of the state’s defense corridor.

The inauguration ceremony, held on Monday, highlighted the strategic significance of the complex in bolstering India’s defence capabilities.

With a staggering investment of Rs 300 crore, the Adani Defence’s Ammunition Centre is set to become South Asia’s largest ammunition manufacturing complex.

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Speaking at the event, Ashish Rajvanshi, CEO of Adani Defence, emphasized that the complex is poised to generate approximately 4000 jobs, with a fivefold multiplier effect on MSMEs.

The inauguration of the complex holds special significance as it pays homage to the brave soldiers who conducted ‘Operation Bandar’ in response to the Pulwama attack, honouring their valour and sacrifice. The facility is envisaged as a symbol of India’s journey towards self-reliance and technological prowess in the defence sector.

Spread across an expansive 500 acres in Kanpur, the complex is poised to emerge as one of the largest integrated ammunition manufacturing hubs in the country.

It will cater to the production of small, medium, and large-calibre ammunition for the armed forces, paramilitary forces, and police. The facility has already commenced the production of small-calibre ammunition, with an initial output estimated to fulfill 25% of India’s annual requirement, amounting to 150 million rounds.

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In a significant move towards fostering collaboration in aerospace technology, Adani Group is set to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the aerospace department of IIT Kanpur. This partnership underscores India’s commitment to fostering indigenous innovation and technological advancement in the defense sector.

Moreover, Adani Defence System and Technologies Limited (ADSTL) has acquired substantial land and laid out plans to develop four manufacturing units equipped with state-of-the-art technology.

These units will focus on the production of small and medium-caliber ammunition, along with short-range air defence missiles, in collaboration with renowned international partners.

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The complex is also slated to manufacture a diverse range of firearms in collaboration with leading global firms, including Israel Weapon Industries (IWI), enhancing India’s indigenous defense manufacturing capabilities.

With a robust manufacturing ecosystem in place, the Ammunition & Missiles Complex in Uttar Pradesh is poised to play a pivotal role in realizing India’s vision of becoming a global leader in defence manufacturing. The inauguration marks a significant milestone in India’s journey towards self-reliance and underscores the nation’s commitment to strengthening its defence infrastructure.

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Pratham Gurung
Pratham Gurung
An avid movie buff who aspires to make it into the armed forces. Always had a knack for words so reading and writing are my favourite hobbies. Can debate on anything but not everything.
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