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Recently I came across references to a weapon called the Bangalore Torpedo, which was used in the world wars. These weapons were made in India by the British Indian Army. I also happened to see references to these weapons in the movie Saving Private Ryan.

My question is:

Were there any more weapons used in the world wars, that were made in India, and were British colonies like India used for the manufacture of weapons for British Army ?

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Bangalore Torpedo was designed in Bangalore, according to wiki, but it doesn't talk about manufacturing. –  apoorv020 Jun 23 '12 at 8:29
    
so are you suggesting that they were not manufactured in India? –  kartshan Jun 23 '12 at 8:38
    
well looks like some things are still made in britain:mondial-defence.com/2011/Products/Bangalore_4_Tube.html –  James Woolfenden Jun 23 '12 at 10:35
    
@kartshan Due to logistics in most industries (including military production), manufacturing and research/development might not be co-located. It's more probable that less specialized equipment was manufactured in India (like guns etc.) for the military's consumption. –  apoorv020 Jun 23 '12 at 13:36
    
I found this but it doesn't go into the depth of detail you want: ww2total.com/WW2/History/Production/Anglo-Americans/… –  jfrankcarr Jun 23 '12 at 13:49

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The British had gun manufacturing set up in India, see Ordnance Factories Board on wikipedia.

In 1940, to combat the growing threat of Japan, a military aircraft manufacturing facility was set up in Bangalore. See Hindustan Aeronautics Limited.

Can't find any mention of naval or artillery production, but it's possible they were setup by the British.

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