Indian Government Approves Acquisition Proposals of Equipment

India’s Defense Acquisition Council (DAC) has confirmed the acquisition proposal of equipment totaling almost $10 billion USD (Rs 84,560 Crore) for the Indian military. The approved projects will be used to increase the country’s defense capabilities, notably maritime and aerial, likely in response to China’s activities.

Projects approved are: anti-tank mines, canister anti-armor loiter munitions, air defense tactical control radar, software-defined radios, refueling aircraft for inflight refueling, and towed array sonar. Additional approved systems also include the C295 aircraft for maritime purposes, Varunastra torpedoes for Kalvari-class submarines, and support for the MH-60r Seahawk helicopters.

Some of the weapon systems are Indigenously Designed Developed and Manufactured (IDDM), while others will be purchased.