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Hari Mohan takes over as chairman of Ordnance Factory Board

Kolkata: Senior Indian Ordnance Factories' Service officer (IOFS) Hari Mohan took over as the new chair-man of the city-headquartered Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) on Sunday, an official said here.

The 1982 batch IOFS officer in his service career spanning 39 years has held various positions in BHEL Hardwar, Vehicle Factory Jabalpur, Engine Factory Avadi, Heavy Vehicle Factory Avadi, Ammunition Factory Khadki, Ordnance Factory Bolangir, Ordnance Factory Chanda, Ordnance Factory Dehu Road, OFB New Delhi Office and the Ministry of Steel and Mines, the official said.

Mohan has versatile experience in the field of manufacture of armoured vehicles, artillery, tank and ammunition, small arms ammunition, projects management and corporate governance.

He has made significant contributions in improving the production of armoured fighting vehicles like Ajeya tanks, main battle tank (MBT) Arjun, bridge layer and trawls tanks, the spokesman said.

Mohan was a topper in his batch at the University of Allahabad and the University of Pune for graduation and post-graduation degrees respectively in mechanical engineering.

The Indian Ordnance Factories organisation - a family of 41 Ordnance Factories under the aegis of its corporate headquarters Ordnance Factory Board, Kolkata - possesses the unique distinction of over 200 years experience in defence production. The OFB is engaged in production, testing, logistics, research, development and marketing of a comprehensive product range in the area of land, sea and air systems.

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