Premier Explosives Limited was established in 1980. Since its inception, it has been a research and innovation-oriented company by manufacturing explosives and detonators with totally indigenous technology in the 1980s and 1990s. In 2013, it started commercial-scale manufacture of detonators with Nickel Hydrazine Nitrate (NHN) as primary charge, emerging as the world's first company to do so. Extending its research forte to defense products, in 2003 it forayed into the development of solid propellants and today it is the only private entity in India manufacturing and supplying solid propellants for prestigious missiles like Akash, Astra, LRSAM, etc. It has the widest range of products and technologies in the manufacture of explosives & accessories including emulsion and slurry explosives, LD cartridge explosives, bulk explosives, small-dia non-permitted explosives, permitted explosives, cast boosters, pillow-packs for secondary blasting; detonating fuse of various core-loads, etc.