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Nirmala Sitharaman hands over 'Made In India' engines to Indian Army

By PTI
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    New Delhi, July 28: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today formally handed over two types of indigenously built high-power multi-fuel engines to the Army.

    Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman hands over Made In India engines to the Indian Army. Photo credit: PTI

    The engines manufactured by the Engine Factory, Avadi - a unit of Ordnance Factory Board, Department of Defence Production - were fully indigenised for the first time under the central government's Make in India programme.

    At a function held at the factory, Ms Sitharaman formally handed over the documents of the two types of engines to Vice Chief of Army Staff Devaraj Anbu.

    The first engine of 1000 HP engine - V92S2 engine - powers T-90 Bhisma Tank, the second engine - V-46-6 engine - powers the T-72 Ajeya Tank and its variants.

    Though these engines were manufactured based on Russian design, India was depending on Moscow for its supply of critical assemblies like turbocharger, supercharger, fuel injection pumps.

    The Engine Factory under the Make in India programme manufactured the two engines with 100 per cent local parts.

    Earlier localisation level was about 73 per cent, officials said.

    The indigenisation efforts by the Engine Factory would save Rs. 80 crore of the exchequer every year.

    It also exhibits the self-reliance of the Ordnance Factory Board in manufacturing these engines in India without any import support, the officials added.

    The Engine Factory has manufactured more than 12,000 engines since its inception in 1987.

    PTI

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