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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 Till then, Police forces in India were dependent on imported TSMs for law enforcement purposes. Establishment of TSU thus enabled availability of indigenous ‘Less Than Lethal Munitions’ eventually ending dependence on foreign munitions.

TSU started with the production of four types of TSMs and presently has expertise in manufacturing   more than 46 types of munitions. Backed by robust R&D setup, strong quality processes and rich experience of managing clients across the world, TSU aligns production strategies with 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 bridge the gap between demand and supply, TSU has enhanced its production capacity to 12 times, by adopting innovations and best management practices. TSU is aiming to further enhance the production capacity to meet increasing demand of TSU products through capital infusion and automation process.

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