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Ordnance Factory Day : 18 March

Ordnance Factory Day : 18 March


Every year, 18 March is celebrated as the Ordnance Factory Day in India. This Year 219th Ordnance Factories Foundation Day was observed.

The first Ordnance Factory was established in Kolkata in 1801.

The day is celebrated by displaying the rifles, guns, artillery, ammunition etc in exhibitions all over India.

About OFB:

OFB is the world's largest government-operated production organisation, and the oldest organisation run by the Government of India.

OFB was founded in 1775 and its Headquarters is in Ayudh Bhawan, Kolkata. OFB consists of 41 Ordnance Factories, 9 Training Institutes, 3 Regional Marketing Centres and 5 Regional Controllerates of Safety, which is spread all over India.

Director-General & & Chairman of Ordnance Factories: Hari Mohan.

Headquarters of Ordnance Factory Board: Kolkata, West Bengal.