22 Oct '17, 3am

India Becomes Missile Component Manufacturer

India Becomes Missile Component Manufacturer

India has been facing in recent years a shortage in military equipment assembly areas. This explains the fact that Indian industrial explosives maker Solar Industries India Ltd (SIIL) is developing a missile assembly facility in central India, which is expected to be completed by January next year. According to defenseworld.net’s report, SIIL’s facility in Nagpur currently manufactures HMX and HMX based compositions like Octol, Oma and Okfol for high explosive anti-tank ammunition and missiles. It also manufactures propellants for BrahMos missile. “Since we’re already manufacturing key components for missiles, we thought we should go a step ahead and develop a facility to integrate all the components to develop a complete missile,” the company’s Managing Director and CEO Manish Nuwal said. The company that became the first to set up a plant for manufacturing the explosive ...

Full article: http://www.defencenews.in/article.aspx?id=434121

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