Russian touch to OFK’s Mango Project

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 18 Mar 2017 11:06:36


By Ashish Rajput,

Russian delegates were surprised after witnessing enthusiastic work culture and dedication in Ordnance Factory Khamaria (OFK). The 10-member team of experts is working under Transfer-of-Technology (ToT) agreement between Russia and India at OFK for starting production of 125 mm anti-tank ammunition as ‘Mango Project’.

One of the Russian delegates Michael, while talking to ‘The Hitavada’, expressed the excitement of working in Ordnance Factory Khamaria with its employees and termed it as one of the rare experiences of his career in defence industry. He added that they are overwhelmed with experiencing the dedicated work culture but committed to soon complete the project. Michael expressed his helplessness in talking about the Mango Project, but shared their experience of working in OFK.

He termed Jabalpur as an amazing place for living and working. Residents are committed for achieving their tasks and environment of the city is good for healthy living. Bhedaghat waterfall and marble valley are naturally gorgeous places which they had never seen before. Even after facing complications in communication between some of the Russian delegates due to different languages but senior officers are managed to interpret Russian and English languages.

Senior General Manager of OFK A K Agarwal informed that the Russian delegates are enthusiastically working with other factory officers and employees under Mango Project. He informed that the project is little-bit delayed Russian touch to OFK’s Mango Project due to transportation of some important components from Russia to India. Component is likely to be delivered at OFK in next couple of days to start next phase of project. OFK was targeted to produce anti-tank ammunitions amounting to Rs 400 crores.