Ordnance Factory in Varangaon, Maharashtra was established in October 1964. It is known for the production of small arms and ammunition. The Quality Control Laboratory does the inspection and testing of the products. The laboratory provides credible and reliable testing of the explosives and pyrotechnics. Materials tested in the laboratory are soda ash, lead nitrate, sodium nitrite, sulphuric acid, ME-407 Tracer (for 7.62mm) % Ingredients, Igniter Composition ME 508 (for 5.56 mm), % Ingredients, Initiatory Composition No. FA-956 for Primers and other igniters and tracers. The laboratory conducts tests to check for various chemicals like aluminium powder and barium nitrate and other chemical properties of the products.