Friday, May 7, 2021
Home State Defence:The defence ministry on Thursday approved procurement of weapons and military equipment...

Defence:The defence ministry on Thursday approved procurement of weapons and military equipment worth Rs 28,000 crore for the three services

The procurement proposals were cleared at a time India and China are locked in a bitter border standoff in eastern Ladakh.

The officials said almost all the weapons and military hardware approved for procurement will be acquired from domestic industry.
“The Defence Acquisition Council headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved proposals to procure equipment worth Rs 27,000 crore from domestic industry,” the defence ministry said in a statement.

Officials said a total of seven acquisition proposals were approved by the DAC, the defence ministry’s highest decision-making body on procurement.

“Six of the seven proposals, that is, Rs 27,000 crore out of Rs 28,000 crore for which AoNs (Acceptance of Necessity) were granted will be sourced from the Indian industry to give a boost to the ‘Make in India’ and ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’ initiatives,” the ministry said.

Acquisition proposals approved include procurement of the DRDO-designed and developed airborne early warning and control systems for the Indian Air Force, next generation offshore patrol vessels for the Indian Navy and modular bridges for the Indian Army.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Germany rejects US proposal to waive patents on Covid-19 vaccines

President Joe Biden on Wednesday voiced support for a waiver in a sharp reversal of the US position, and his top trade negotiator, Katherine...

Reluctant EU ready to discuss Covid vaccine IP waivers – latest updates

A healthcare worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine, which was authorized by Canada to be used for children aged 12 to...

Central team arrival soon after govt formation irks Mamata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday accused the BJP of inciting violence and criticised the Union government for sending a team to...

‘बहुत कम ऑक्सीजन बचा है, नहीं बचेंगे मरीज’, कहकर फफक पड़े इस अस्पताल के सीईओ

देश की राजधानी दिल्ली में ऑक्सीजन की किस कदर किल्लत है, इसका अंदाजा एक डॉक्टर के आंसुओं को देखकर सहज ही लगाया जा सकता...

Recent Comments