PUBLIC EXHIBITION OF DEFENCE EQUIPMENTS INAUGURATED AT AVADI DEFENCE FACTORIES: “AZADI KA AMRIT MAHOTSAV”
Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated several iconic events of the Department of Defence Production (DDP), as part of the Ministry of Defence dedicated week from December 13-19, 2021 to celebrate ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ commemorating 75 years of Independence. A virtual exhibition, ‘Path to Pride’, public exhibitions, curated museums and a booklet showcasing 75 resolutions of DDP were inaugurated/launched by the Defence Minister. The ceremony was attended virtually by all Defence Production Units across India.
From Avadi, Chennai, Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited (AVNL), and Ordnance Clothing Factory also participated in the event. Shri Sanjeev Kishore, Chairman Managing Director-AVNL and Surjit Das General Manager-OCF inaugurated the Public Exhibitions in their respective headquarters at Avadi. Both the exhibitions are open for the public view till December 19, 2021.
The Public Exhibition of state-of-the-art Main Battle Tanks is held at Ajeya Stadium in the Heavy Vehicle Factory Estate. In the exhibition, Ajeya-T-72, Bhisma-T-90, Arun Mk I and Bridge Layer Tank (BLT)-T72 were on display. The display also has the various parts of the battle tank like gear box, engines, track wheels, torsion bar etc.
Ordnance Clothing Factory, Avadi launched its indigenously made bullet-resistant helmet on the occasion. Helmet provides protection against 9 mm bullets and conforms to NIJ IIIA/BIS-1 standards. It is also light in weight with better ergonomics. The exhibition held at OCF showcased a variety of products ranging from bullet resistant jackets and vests, advanced combat uniforms, tents, parachutes, winter clothing including the newly launched bullet-resistant helmet etc.