The Indian Army is going to be more powerful now. The reason is that the Ministry of Defense has approved the deal for the purchase of arms and military equipment at a cost of Rs 28,000 crore for all the three wings of the army. Officials gave information about this on Thursday. The purchase has been approved at a time when there has been a long deadlock between India and China on the border in East Ladakh.
Officials said that almost all the weapons and military equipment sanctioned would be procured from domestic industries. The Defense Ministry said in a statement that the Defense Procurement Council (DAC), led by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, has approved procurement proposals worth Rs 27,000 crore from domestic industry.
Officials said that the DAC, the apex body that decided on the purchase of the Defense Ministry, approved a total of seven proposals for the purchase. The ministry said that out of the seven proposals worth Rs 28,000 crore, six proposals are worth Rs 27,000 crore. Under this, AON (acceptance clearance) will be given to Indian industry to promote ‘Make in India’ and ‘Self-reliant India’ campaign.
Procurement proposals include early warning systems (regarding the presence of airplanes) for the Air Force prepared by the DRDO, next-generation patrol vessels for the Navy and modular brigades for the Army.