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Defence ministry clears ₹76,390 cr proposal to buy India-made arms, ammunitions | Latest News India

The procurement contains tough terrain forklift vans, bridge laying tanks, wheeled armoured preventing automobiles with anti-tank guided missiles and weapon finding radars by home sources with emphasis on indigenous design and improvement – for the Indian Army.

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), which met on Monday underneath the chairmanship of defence minister Rajnath Singh, accorded acceptance of necessity (AoN) for capital acquisition proposals of the armed forces value 76,390 crore underneath ‘Buy (Indian)’, ‘Buy & Make (Indian)’ and ‘Buy (Indian-IDDM)’ classes – giving a serious increase to ‘the Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ marketing campaign.

These embody procurement of tough terrain forklift vans, bridge laying tanks, wheeled armoured preventing automobiles with anti-tank guided missiles and weapon finding radars by home sources with emphasis on indigenous design and improvement – for the Indian Army.

“For the Indian Navy, the DAC accorded AoN for procurement of next-generation corvettes (NGCs) at an estimated cost of approx 36,000 crore. These NGCs will be versatile platforms for a variety of roles viz. surveillance missions, escort operations, deterrence, surface action group (SAG) operations, search and attack and coastal defence,” a defence ministry assertion stated. It added that these NGCs could be constructed primarily based on the brand new in-house design of the Indian Navy utilizing the most recent expertise of shipbuilding and would contribute to additional the federal government’s initiative of “SAGAR (security and growth for all in the region)”.

The DAC additionally accorded AoNs for the manufacture of Dornier plane and Su-30 MKI aero-engines by the Navratna CPSE M/s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited with a concentrate on enhancing indigenisation, notably in indigenising aero-engine materials.

“In pursuance of the Government’s vision for digital transformation in Defence, the ‘Digital Coast Guard’ project under ‘Buy (Indian) Category has been approved by the DAC. Under this project, a pan India secure network for digitising of various surface and aviation operations, logistics, finance and HR processes in Coast Guard will be established,” the assertion added.


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