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Indian Army Receives 1st Batch of MMHG from EEL

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Indian Army received the delivery of 1st batch of Multi-Mode Hand Grenade (MMHG) manufactured by Nagpur based private company Economic Explosives Limited (EEL)

  • MMHG has been designed by Chandigarh based Terminal Ballistic Research Laboratories (TBRL) of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) & is manufactured by EEL, Nagpur.
  • In October 2020, Ministry of Defence (MoD) has signed a contract with EEL for supply of 10 lakh MMHG to Indian Army at cost of around INR 409 crore

Multi-Mode Hand Grenade (MMHG)

i.With distinctive design, the grenades can be used in both Offensive and Defensive mode.

ii.It has highly accurate delay time, very high reliability in usages & safe for carriage.

iii.Notably, these grenades will replace the hand grenade design of World War-Ⅱ

iv.Multi-purpose grenades figured on the Government of India’s (GoI) list of 101 types of Weapons & ammunition to be banned from Imports progressively over the next 5 years.GoI published the list in August 2020.

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About Economic Explosives Limited (EEL)

EEL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Solar Industries
Chairman & Executive Director – Satyanarayan Nandlal Nuwal
Headquarters – Nagpur, Maharashtra

About Indian Army

Chief of the Army Staff – General Manoj Mukund Naravane
Headquarters – New Delhi