Nagpur: Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of the Air Staff, IAF arrived on 22 Dec 23 for two-day visit to HQ Maintenance Command, Nagpur. He was received by Air Marshal Vibhas Pande AOC-in-C, Maintenance Command. He visited the Economic Explosives Limited (EEL), Nagpur on 22 Dec 23.
He was received by Satyanarayan Nandlal Nuwal Founder, Chairman and Executive Director, Solar Group of Industries. He was taken around to various labs and facilities and was given an overview on the latest products being developed by the company. He visited various integrated plants and production facilities of Ammunition and explosives such as Chaff facility, Rocket Assembly bay and was also shown the mixing and casting of Pinaka Rockets.
During the interaction, the Chairman, Solar Industries apprised the CAS about various indigenous projects being undertaken at the industry like Military explosives, integration of rockets, loitering munition systems, weaponised drones (hexacopter), anti-drone missiles, bombs and war heads for armed forces.
Two projects related to development of 125 Kg Bombs and Chaffs & Flares for IAF were also discussed with the CAS by the Chairman, EEL during the interaction. CAS appreciated the efforts put in by the firm. He also stressed that indigenous development of Universal Bomb as well as Chaffs & Flares will give a big boost to the ‘Atma Nirbharta Abhiyan’ in the field of ammunition & defence systems.