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DAC approves 9 capital acquisition proposals for armed forces price Rs 45,000 Cr

With an goal to boost the safety, mobility, assault functionality and elevated survivability of mechanised forces, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has accorded ‘Acceptance of Necessity’ (AoN) for 9 capital acquisition proposals of roughly Rs 45,000 crore.

In a gathering that was held underneath the chairmanship of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Friday, the DAC accorded the AoN for procurement of Gentle Armoured Multipurpose Automobiles (LAMV) and Built-in Surveillance and Focusing on System (ISAT-S).

“All these procurements will be made from Indian vendors under the buy ‘Indian-Indigenously Designed Developed and Manufactured’ (IDMM) which will give a substantial boost to the Indian defence industry towards achieving the goal of ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’,” the Ministry of Defence stated in a press release.

The DAC cleared AoN for procurement of Excessive Mobility Car (HMV), gun-towing autos for swift mobilisation and deployment of artillery weapons and radars.

It authorised the procurement of next-generation survey vessels for the Indian Navy which is able to drastically improve its capabilities in performing hydrographic operations.

The DAC additionally accorded AoN for proposals of the Indian Air Drive which included avionic upgradation of Dornier Plane to enhance the accuracy and reliability of operations.

The procurement of Dhruvastra short-range air-to-surface missile as a potent indigenous precision-guided weapon for indigenously constructed ALH Mk-IV Helicopters has been cleared by the DAC. The AoN for procurement of 12 Su-30 MKI Plane with related gear from Hindustan Aeronautics Restricted (HAL) was additionally accorded, it stated.

Throughout the assembly, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh stated “It’s time to improve the ambitions in direction of indigenisation. Fairly than a threshold of fifty per cent indigenous content material for IDDM tasks, we should always goal for no less than 60-65 per cent indigenous content material.

Singh directed the Chief of Defence Employees, Service Chiefs, Defence Secretary and DG (Acquisition) to work in direction of rising the minimal indigenous content material threshold in session with the Indian business.

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