Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited


Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited (AVANI) is an Indian Public sector undertakings in India defence company, headquartered in Avadi, Chennai, India established in 2021 as part of the restructuring and corporatisation of the Ordnance Factory Board into seven different Public Sector Undertakings.[1][2][3] AVANI primarily manufactures Armoured fighting vehicles, Main battle tanks and their engines for the use of the Indian Armed Forces and foreign militaries.

Armoured Vehicles Nigam Limited
TypePublic sector undertakings in India
IndustryDefence Production
PredecessorOrdnance Factory Board
Founded1 October 2021; 7 months ago (2021-10-01)
HeadquartersHeavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi, ,
Key people
Sanjeev Kishore, IOFS
(Chairman & Managing Director)
OwnerGovernment of India

Some notable products of AVANI include:

  • Arjun Main battle tank built by Heavy Vehicle Factory Avadi
  • BMP-2 Sarath (Chariot of Victory)– Indian license-produced variant of the BMP-2, built by Ordnance Factory Medak
  • Stallion truck platform for various military and logistics vehicles

AVANI consists of the following four factories of the erstwhile Ordnance Factory Board:

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Roche, Elizabeth (15 October 2021). "New defence PSUs will help India become self-reliant: PM". mint. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  2. ^ "Seven new defence companies, carved out of OFB, dedicated to the Nation on the occasion of Vijayadashami". Ministry of Defence (India). Press Information Bureau. 5 October 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  3. ^ Pubby, Manu (12 October 2021). "Modi to launch seven new PSUs this week, Defence Ministry approves Rs 65,000-crore orders". The Economic Times. Retrieved 16 October 2021.