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Defence Ministry approves military purchases worth over Rs 55 billion

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

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Chennai: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addresses  a press conference on the first day of the Defexpo2018, in Chennai on Wednesday. The Expo is being held between April 11 and 14. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to officially inaugurate the
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

The today approved military purchases worth over Rs 55 bn, including 12 high power radars for the

The decision was taken at a meeting of the (DAC) chaired by

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 55 bn 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.

First Published: Thu, June 07 2018. 20:08 IST