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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 other procurement under the approval includes Smart Anti Airfield Weapon and Static High Frequency Trans-receiver ..

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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 by the public sector defence undertaking, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). What actually happened? These two ..

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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 country is facing a stand-off with China at Line of Actual control. Highlights The decision ..

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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 to be used for mechanized forces of Indian Army. The ICVs are to be manufactured ..

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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. Both of these indigenously developed equipments are of latest generation and their procurement will give ..

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