Gliders India Limited


Gliders India Limited (GIL) is an Indian state-owned defence company, headquartered at Ordnance Parachute Factory in Kanpur, 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] GIL primarily manufactures military parachutes for the use of the Indian Armed Forces and foreign militaries and parachutes for aero-sport and emergency services.

Gliders India Limited
TypePublic Sector Undertaking
IndustryDefence Production
PredecessorOrdnance Factory Board
FoundedOctober 1, 2021 (2021-10-01)
Key people
VK Tiwari, IOFS
(Chairman & Managing Director)
ProductsMilitary, cargo, aero-sport and special purpose parachutes and rubber products
OwnerGovernment of India
DivisionsOrdnance Parachute Factory

GIL's main manufacturing facility is the Ordnance Parachute Factory in Kanpur.

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.