Defence Ministry approves military purchases worth over Rs 5,500 crore

The defence ministry today approved military purchases worth over Rs 5,500 crore, including 12 high power radars for the Indian Air Force.

Published: 07th June 2018 08:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th June 2018 08:04 PM   |  A+A-

Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses a press conference regarding achievements of Ministry of Defence during NDA government in New Delhi. (PTI)

By PTI

NEW DELHI: The defence ministry today approved military purchases worth over Rs 5,500 crore, including 12 high power radars for the Indian Air Force.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

The DAC, defence ministry's highest decision-making body on procurement, met here today and accorded approval for the procurement of equipment for the defence forces valued at over Rs 5,500 crore, the ministry said.

Pursuing the goal of indigenisation and self-reliance in the field of defence procurements, the DAC approved procurement of 12 High Power Radars for the Indian Air Force, it said.

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