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Defence ministry okays procurement of ₹5,100 crore indigenous equipment

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved several procurement proposals to boost the ‘Make in India’ initiative. The DAC accorded approval for procurement of equipment worth over ₹5,100 crore from indigenous sources.

The DAC also approved prototype testing of trawl assemblies designed by DRDO for T-72 and T-90 tanks providing an important indigenous de-mining capability to the Army.

The council headed by Singh, in its first meeting of 2020 and after the constitution of Chief of the Defence Staff, met on Tuesday to consider a number of new and ongoing proposals for procuring critically needed platforms and equipment for the armed forces.

To promote indigenisation, the DAC accorded approval for procurement of equipment worth over ₹5,100 crore from indigenous sources. These include sophisticated Electronic Warfare Systems for the Army designed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and manufactured locally by the Indian industry.

These systems will be used in deserts and plains and will provide comprehensive electronic support and counter measure capabilities to the field formations in both communication and other aspects of electronic warfare.

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