In a significant lift to India’s defence sector, the Ministry of Defence has endorsed the obtainment of military weapons and hardware worth Rs 280 billion. On 17th December, the recommendations were cleared by the DEFENCE ACQUISITIONS COUNCIL, which is cleared by the Ministry of Defence – Rajnath Singh.
In articulation, the Union Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh stated that “Securing proposition for different weapons, stages and equipment needed by the Indian Armed forces, the Indian Naval force and the Indian Air Force have been endorsed at a rough expense of Rs 280 billion. 6 of the 7 recommendations, that is, Rs 270 billion out of Rs 280 billion for which under AoNs were conceded will be sourced from the Indian source to give a lift under the Make in India initiatives”.
“This is the primary gathering of the Defence Acquisition Council under the new system of Defence Obtaining Technique 2020 and these are the principal set of AoNs concurred with lion’s share AoNs being agreed in the most elevated categorization of Purchase Indian”. He added.
According to legitimate sources referred that the recommendations likewise incorporate the acquirement of 11 cutting-edge patrol vessels for the Indian Naval force at an expense of Rs 90 billion. Another proposition to get 38 maritime variants of the Brahmos supersonic missile was likewise cleared with 6 Airborne Early Warning aircraft for the IAF.
As of now, the IAF has 3AWACS aircraft. Under the new proposals, 6 Airborne warning and control system aircraft will be procured at an expense of Rs 109.9 billion and the task will be executed by the Defence Research and Development Organization. The proposition likewise incorporates a cluster of modular military bridges for the Indian Armed forces.