Department of Defence Production and Supplies

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Last Updated: September 1, 2005
Other Name: Department of Defence Production; Department of Defence Supplies
Location: Headquarter in New Delhi, with factories scattered in different parts of India.
Subordinate To: Ministry of Defence (MoD)
Size: 39 Ordnance Factories
Facility Status: Active

The Department of Defence Production and Supplies was formed in December 1984 as a merger of the then Department of Defence Production and Department of Defence Supplies.

The Directorate of Quality Insurance within the department is responsible for the research and development of equipment relating to nuclear, chemical, and biological warfare.

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