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Genesis & Growth

TSU was formally established at Tekanpur on 12 May 1976 as a project of the Ministry of Home Affairs, to produce Tear Smoke Munitions with transfer technology from Ordinance Factories. The Plant was set up in collaboration with Director General, Ordnance Factories (DGOF) based on technology developed by DRDO. Till then, Police forces in India were dependent on imported TSMs for riot control. Establishment of TSU thus enabled availability of indigenous riot control products within the country.

TSU started with the production of four types of TSMs and presently has expertise in manufacturing 74 types of munitions. Backed by strong quality processes and rich experience of managing clients across the world, TSU align production strategies to meet customer requirements. From simple changes in process to innovative solutions, the unit helps customers harness the power of Less than Lethal Munitions to achieve excellency, customer satisfaction and sustainability. The products developed by the TSU have esteemed positions in the Catalogue of Jane's Police and Security equipment manuals.

Tear Smoke Unit envisions to be a global leader in Production of State of the Art less than lethal Munitions through sustainable growth, knowledge excellence and exemplary governance practices. Underpinning this vision is a performance culture committed to achieving targets, safety and social responsibility, continuous improvement, innovativeness and transparency.


To fill up the huge gap between demand and supply, TSU has decided to enhance its production capacity to 8 times through capital infusion and  automation process.

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