Minister of state for defence Dr Subhash Bhamre, visited Ordnance Factory Ambajhari (OFAJ) on February 24. He visited various production facilities especially the shell machine, shell forge, fuze shop and rocket sections. He was accompanied by IOFS, Member/ M&C, Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata Vidya Sagar Verma, IOFS, Sr. DDG (M&C), Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata CS Vishwakarma and IOFS, General Manager, Ordnance Factory Ambajhari, Ravindran Viswanathan.
During the visit, Bhamre inaugurated the Pinaka project building No. 01 inside the factory. In a well-attended function the minister said that he was happy to see the working culture of ordnance factory Ambajhari and felt proud of being MoS Defence which has OFAJ in its fold.
Bhamre stated that Ordnance Factory Ambajhari is foremost in production of ammunition hardware and also said that OFAJ should explore all options for export of its products. The minister appreciated the fact that OFAJ has considerably improved the production and productivity over the period of five years by extensively using the latest and advanced automation in the production sections.