As far as I know, ordnance Factories board is there working with its head office at Kolkata. 18 Ordnance factories are under production in India even today. Are you talking about any other arms manufacturing units, Mr.Mohan. The present existing 18 units are in production of various items required for defence. As the production coming out from these factories is not completely taking care of our requirement, imports are going on.
Nowadays many private players coming in to manufacturing of weapons, missiles and rockets. Many of these units are trying for foreign collaboration with reputed overseas manufacturers. Then India may reduce defence imports and export can be carried out. Starting from L&T , Reliance to Kalyani group are coming forward for this.
I hope if the present trend continues, imports will drastically come down.