10 Important laws related to arms manufacturing in India


There are several laws related to arms manufacturing in India. Here are some key ones:

  1. The Arms Act, 1959: This act regulates the manufacture, sale, transfer, and possession of arms in India.

  2. The Arms Rules, 2016: These rules provide guidelines for obtaining licenses for arms manufacturing and for the operation of arms manufacturing units in India.

  3. The Explosives Act, 1884: This act regulates the manufacture, storage, and sale of explosives, which are commonly used in arms manufacturing.

  4. The Indian Ordnance Factories Act, 1948: This act establishes the Indian Ordnance Factories Board, which is responsible for the production and supply of arms and ammunition for the Indian armed forces.

  5. The Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) Act, 1957: This act regulates the mining of minerals that are used in arms manufacturing, such as iron ore and coal.

  6. The Export Control Order, 2005: This order regulates the export of arms and other goods that could be used for military purposes.

  7. The Patents Act, 1970: This act provides protection for inventions related to arms manufacturing, such as new materials or manufacturing processes.

  8. The Customs Act, 1962: This act regulates the import and export of goods, including arms and ammunition, into and out of India.

  9. The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010: This act regulates the receipt of foreign funding by organizations involved in arms manufacturing or related activities.

  10. The Industrial Licensing Policy: This policy regulates the licensing and registration of industries in India, including those involved in arms manufacturing.

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