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The move, cleared during a meeting of the DAC headed by defence minister Rajnath Singh, was described by officials as a big boost to the “Make in India” and “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiatives.(ANI PHOTO.)

DAC clears proposals to acquire defence hardware worth Rs 27,000 cr from Indian industry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 07:22 PM IST
The DAC approved seven capital acquisition proposals for various weapons, platforms, equipment and systems required by the army, navy and air force at an approximate overall cost of Rs 28,000 crore. Six of these acquisitions, worth Rs 27,000 crore, will be made from Indian industry, the statement said.
106 locally made aircraft will be procured for the IAF.
106 locally made aircraft will be procured for the IAF.

Govt okays Rs 8.7k crore military buys

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 01:41 AM IST
Basic trainers figure on the government’s negative import list that seeks to ban the import of 101 types of weapons, systems and ammunition over the next five years.
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After missing 4 deadlines, DAC project to be completed in August

Hindustan Times, Amritsar | By Mandeep Kaur Narula, Amritsar
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2020 10:01 PM IST
Indian Air Force (IAF) officials examine an AN-32 transport aircraft after it overran the runway during its landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport in Mumbai, India, May 8, 2019. Image used for representational purpose only.(Reuters file photo)
Indian Air Force (IAF) officials examine an AN-32 transport aircraft after it overran the runway during its landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International airport in Mumbai, India, May 8, 2019. Image used for representational purpose only.(Reuters file photo)

AN-32 may be taken off critical operations

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rahul Singh
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2019 05:56 AM IST
According to three senior IAF officers, who asked not to be named, the AN-32, seen as a workhorse for the force, may be taken off duties that involve flying over mountainous regions and oceans out of safety concerns.
A government committee led by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday approved procuring indigenous defence equipment worth Rs 9,100 crores.(PTI file photo)
A government committee led by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday approved procuring indigenous defence equipment worth Rs 9,100 crores.(PTI file photo)

Panel okays procurement of Akash missiles, defence equipment worth Rs 9,100 crore

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2018 10:06 PM IST
The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved procuring an upgraded version of the Akash missile and safety gear for tank crews “negotiating water obstacles while deep fording”.
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(PTI)
Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman.(PTI)

Defence ministry clears procurement of anti-tank missiles, long-range guns

Press Trust of India, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 11:49 PM IST
The defence acquisition council chaired by defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman approved procurement of 13 127-mm calibre guns for the Navy from BAE Systems of the US at a cost of over Rs 3,000 crore.
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