New Delhi, October 02, 2020 (PPI-OT): The Indian Army will do away with its World War II vintage design hand grenade as the Defence Ministry has signed a Rs 409 crore contract for procurement of new 10 lakh multi-mode hand grenades. The ministry’s acquisition wing signed a contract with Nagpur-based Economic Explosive Ltd (Solar Group) for supply of the new grenades.
The multi-mode hand grenade has been designed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation’s Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratories (TBRL) and is being produced by EEL, Nagpur. The grenades have a distinctive design and can be used in both offensive and defensive modes.
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