Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

Pulgaon ammunition depot fire

  1. News: The deadly blast at the Central Ammunition Depot (CAD) in Pulgaon might have been caused by defective anti-tank mines, packed with poor quality explosives
  2. Manufacturing defects in the anti-tank 1A ND mines made by the Ordnance Factory Chanda, were repeatedly brought to the notice of various stakeholders
  3. Including the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) and the Ministry of Defence
  4. Though a ban was imposed on their use, the mines were not destroyed but remained in the depot
  5. Context: The recent fire at Pulgaon claimed the lives of 19 military and civilian personnel

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