In a big advancement, Webley & Scott, one of the oldest arms manufacturers in the world, will establish a manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh’s Hardoi.
According to a report in The Times of India, Webley & Scott will become the first global firearms company to start manufacturing in India. The British firearm giant has tied up with Sial Manufacturers, a Lucknow-based company, to set up operations in Uttar Pradesh.
The company is well known for its firearms production to several countries during World War II.
The company’s Hardoi unit will begin operations with the production of .32 revolver and eventually start production of rifles and shotguns as well.
The British company reportedly chose India to manufacture productions and especially Uttar Pradesh because of the vast market.