Defence Acquisition council

DAC: Procurement from Start-ups

For the first time, 14 items which are worth Rs 380.43 crore have been cleared for procurement from Innovations for Defence Excellence (iDEX) start-ups by the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC). The Indian Navy, Army, and Air Force will be procuring ..



Defence Acquisition Council approves Rs 2,900 crores

On September 28, 2020, the Defence Acquisition Council approved Rs 2,900 crores for the acquisition of Indian Defence Equipment. Highlights The procurement includes 72,000 assault rifles from the United States. It also includes procurement of domestic and foreign vendors. The ..


HAL’s two Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) deployed for high altitude operations

In the prevailing tension situation in Ladakh with China over repeated incursions by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) of the country, the government has decided to deploy two Light Combat Helicopters (LCH) in the region. These helicopters have been developed ..


Defence Ministry approves procurement of 12 Sukhoi fighter jets and 21 MiG-29 from Russia

On July 2, 2020, the Defence Ministry approved the procurement of 21 MiG-29 and 12 Sukhoi fighter jets at a cost of Rs 38,900. The procurement is being made to strengthen combat compatibility of Indian Armed forces, especially when the ..


Make in India: Ministry of Defence places indents to boost

On June 2, 2020, the Ministry of Defence placed indents on OFB (Ordnance Factory Board). This has been done to boost Make in India initiative. Highlights The indents have been placed for the supply of 156 BMP Infantry Combat Vehicles ..


DAC approves procurement of 2 BrahMos supersonic missile batteries for Navy

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved procurement of indigenous Software Defined Radio (SDR Tactical) and Next Generation Maritime Mobile Coastal Batteries (NGMMCB–Long Range) for Indian Navy. This was the first DAC meeting chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh since assuming office. ..