Field Gun Factory located on Kalpi Road (NH-2) at a distance of 10 kms. from Kanpur Central railway station on way to Jhansi is the youngest member of the Weapons, Vehicles and Equipment (WV&E) group Ordnance of factories. In view of the importance given to ordnance production in the wake of the Indo-Pak war of 1965 and the Bangladesh Liberation war of 1971, it was seen that the load for Ordnance Factory, Kanpur was much more than its capacity. It was then decided by the Government to establish a new factory, which should be a self-contained unit for production of Field Guns. While designing the factory, the approach followed was that ordnance should be manufactured in this factory right from preparation of desired grade of steel to final assembly, proof and issue.