The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Thursday cleared proposals to acquire navy gear value Rs 27,000 crore, together with indigenously designed airborne early warning plane and patrol vessels, from the home business.
The transfer, cleared throughout a gathering of the DAC headed by defence minister Rajnath Singh, was described by officers as a giant increase to the “Make in India” and “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiatives.
Among the many acquisition proposals authorised have been the airborne early warning and management (AEW&C) plane designed and developed by the Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation (DRDO) for the Indian Air Power, subsequent era offshore patrol vessels for the Indian Navy, and modular bridges for the Indian Military, in line with a press release from the defence ministry.
The DAC authorised seven capital acquisition proposals for varied weapons, platforms, gear and methods required by the military, navy and air drive at an approximate general value of Rs 28,000 crore. Six of those acquisitions, value Rs 27,000 crore, can be made out of Indian business, the assertion stated, with out giving additional particulars.
This was the primary assembly of the DAC underneath the brand new regime of the Defence Acquisition Process 2020, and these was the primary set of “acceptance of necessity (AoNs)” accorded, the assertion stated.
A majority of the AoNs have been “accorded within the highest categorization of Purchase Indian (IDDM)”, in line with the assertion.