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Defence Ministry approves Rs 13,165 crore capital acquisitions by military for modern weaponry – ET Government

Defence Ministry approves Rs 13,165 crore capital acquisitions by military for modern weaponry – ET Government


Defence Ministry approves Rs 13,165 crore capital acquisitions by military for modern weaponryThe defence ministry on Wednesday gave the initial approval to capital acquisitions worth Rs 13,165 crore for the armed forces, which range from 25 Dhruv advanced light helicopters (ALHs) to precision-guided munitions, missiles and rocket ammunition.

The Defence Acquisitions Council (DAC), chaired by Rajnath Singh, accorded acceptance of necessity (AoN) to several proposals for modernisation and operational needs of the Army, Navy and IAF. Of the total amount, procurements worth Rs 11,486 crore (87%) will be from domestic sources, said officials.

The Army will get 25 more ALH Mark-III choppers worth Rs 3,850 crore from defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics to “improve its integral airlift capability and ensure operational preparedness”. HAL has produced around 300 ALHs over the last 20 years.

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