In a noteworthy choice, the Defense Ministry today affirmed capital securing proposition worth Rs 15,935 crore which included buy of 7.40 lakh ambush rifles, 5,719 rifleman rifles and light assault rifles to reinforce the quality of the military.
The long-pending recommendations were cleared at a gathering of the Defense Acquisition Council (DAC), the barrier service’s most noteworthy basic leadership body on obtainment.
The endorsement to the proposition comes in the midst of expanding threats by Pakistan along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and in addition China’s forceful acting in a few parts along the almost 4,000-km-long Sino-India fringe.
The barrier service said the DAC led by Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman cleared capital securing recommendations which were esteemed at Rs 15,935 crore.
It said the DAC concurred endorsement for the acquisition of 7.4 lakh attack rifles for the three administrations at an expected cost of Rs 12,280 crore.
The rifles will be created in India under the ‘Purchase and Make (Indian)’ class through both state-run Ordnance Factory Board and private segment.
In an announcement, the service said: “fundamental amount” of Light Machine Guns (LMGs) will be through the “most optimized plan of attack” course at an expected cost of over Rs 1,819 crore, principally to meet the operational prerequisite of the troops sent on the fringes.
“A simultaneous proposition is being prepared for the adjustment amount to be acquired under the ‘Purchase and Make (Indian)categorization,” the service said.
Over the most recent one month, the DAC has optimized acquisition of rifles, carbines, and LMGs to prepare the officers on the outskirt with present day and more compelling gear.
The DAC likewise affirmed acquirement of 5,719 expert rifleman rifles for the Indian Army and Indian Air Force at an expected cost of Rs 982 crore, the service said.
The rifleman rifles will be purchased under the ‘Purchase Global’ classification, the ammo for these weapons will be at first secured and in this manner fabricated in India.
The service said to improve the counter submarine fighting capacities of Indian Navy, the DAC additionally affirmed the acquirement of Advanced Torpedo Decoy Systems (ATDS) for the Indian Navy at a cost of Rs 850 crore.
The ‘Mareech’ framework has been created indigenously by Defense Research and Development Organization and has effectively finished broad trial assessments.
“The ‘Mareech’ frameworks will be created by Bharat Electronics Limited, Bengaluru at an expected cost of Rs 850 crore,” the service said.