[quote=“DocAV”]Not So, Treshkin.
India has a long history of the use of English language and printing from the middle of the 1800s…and the Ordnance Industry especially so.
The “poor rendition” is probably due to the fact that the OFV facility was only set up in the 1970s ( with help from Olin Industries (Winchester)—one of the few US -Indian co-operative efforts in ordnance, as India was pretty much reliant on European and Soviet assistance for many years.
At the beginning, the local Die makers and tool setters were new to the art…resulting in “roughly made” bunters…but this improved by the early 1980s…as examples show.
India has used “English” Fonts in Ammunition since the late 1800s, (Under British Supervision) and from 1949 (Independance) has continued the use of English generally ( even if it has an “Indian Flavour” in both pronunciation and usage), to the extent that it is the co-existant language with Hindi at Government and Middle class levels. More Indians speak English than the inhabitants of the rest of the world.( or equal to).
It was only a joke from my side. Of course you are right about British influence in India. Some times ago I have had a close relationships with some Indian manufacturers of printing equipment. And some Indian men (the owners of the companies and top managers) looks and speaks like pure British gentelmens.