Defence Acquisition Council

DAC approves procurement of defence equipment worth Rs 8722 crore in major boost to armed forces

In a major boost to the armed forces, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Tuesday approved the procurement of defence equipment for an approximate cost of Rs 8,722.38 crore, including 106 basic trainer aircraft for the Indian Air Force (IAF). The step will strengthen the armed forces by relying on indigenous capability to take forward the initiative on ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat’. 

Aug 11, 2020, 18:28 PM IST

DAC clears short-listing of Indian firms for Navy's Rs 50,000 crore P-75I submarine project

The six diesel-electric P-75I submarines for the Indian Navy will have advanced air-independent propulsion systems. They will be able to fire vertical launched BrahMos supersonic cruise missile against the sea and land-based targets as well as carry tube-launched torpedoes to take on enemy submarines.

Jan 21, 2020, 19:43 PM IST

Govt to decide on buying two BrahMos missile batteries to tackle enemy warships

The Indian Navy wants to use the two BrahMos missile batteries to replace its existing systems which have become old and need replacement

Aug 07, 2019, 23:18 PM IST

No fresh incidents of violence against Kashmiris since Feb 22, Centre to Supreme Court

The court on February 22 directed chief secretaries and DGPs of 11 states to take "prompt" and "necessary" action to prevent incidents of alleged threat, social boycott and violence against Kashmiris following the Pulwama terror attack.

Feb 27, 2019, 14:10 PM IST

Defence Ministry clears Rs 40,000 crore project to build six submarines, acquire 5,000 Milan 2T anti-tank guided missiles for Army

The decision to this effect was taken during the Defence Acquisition Council meeting. 

Jan 31, 2019, 19:54 PM IST

DAC approves acquisition of equipment worth Rs 3000 crore, including BrahMos and ARVs

The DAC granted approval for procurement of indigenous BrahMos Missiles for two Indian Navy ships to be built in Russia.

Dec 01, 2018, 14:25 PM IST

India's T 90 tanks to have safety gear enabling crew to operate underwater for 45 mins

IUWBA will be used by the crew of Tanks as a safety gear which is required for emergency situations during deep fording.

Sep 19, 2018, 15:07 PM IST

DAC clears proposals worth more than Rs 6,900 crore, includes thermal imaging system for night fighting capabilities

Thermal Imaging Night Sights for the Rocket Launcher used by the Army and the Air Force will be bought through established Indian vendors, the Defence Ministry said on Monday.

May 28, 2018, 20:50 PM IST

Defence procurements worth Rs 1850 crore approved by DAC

The DAC approved the acquisition of essential quantity of Infantry Combat Vehicle.

Feb 21, 2018, 08:00 AM IST

Defence ministry clears capital acquisition proposals worth Rs 1,850 crore

The defence ministry on Tuesday approved capital acquisition proposals worth over Rs 1,850 crore.

Feb 20, 2018, 20:49 PM IST

Nirmala Sitharaman chairs first DAC, clears sonars, missiles for Navy

Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday cleared a project worth Rs 200 crore for Indian Navy.

Sep 27, 2017, 20:08 PM IST

Proposal cleared for modernisation of Army's armoured vehicles

The modernisation of the armoured vehicles will enhance their overall performance besides enabling them to fully operate at night.

Jul 08, 2017, 21:51 PM IST

Strategic partnership model in defence sector finalised

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on Saturday finalised the broad contours of a long-term strategic partnership with the Indian private sector in defence manufacturing.

May 20, 2017, 17:49 PM IST

DEA discusses indigenous manufacture of fighter jets, choppers

Defence Ministry sources said the DAC, chaired by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, made "forward movement" towards finalising the 'strategic partnership (SP) model', covering "substantial ground".

May 15, 2017, 22:38 PM IST

MoD clears blacklisting policy, says no blanket ban on armament firms suspected of graft

"The DAC considered and approved guidelines for suspension or banning of entities or blacklisting," sources said.

Nov 08, 2016, 00:14 AM IST

India clears purchase of 145 M777 howitzers worth Rs 4500 crore from US

DAC on Thursday cleared the proposals for acquiring 145 M777 155 mm ultra-light howitzers from the US.

Oct 21, 2016, 00:20 AM IST

Defence Acquisition Council to meet today, decision on Rafale jet deal likely

The members of the Defence Acquisition Council are expected to meet on Thursday to decide on matters related to to Defence Procurement Procedure.

Apr 21, 2016, 08:46 AM IST

Manohar Parrikar reviews defence proposals cleared by government

 Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday reviewed the proposals cleared by the Defence Acquisition Council since the NDA government came to power.

Feb 23, 2016, 23:41 PM IST

Major changes in Defence procurement rules, priority to indigenously manufactured equipment

Priority will be given to indigenously designed, developed and manufactured defence equipment from henceforth, as per a media report.

Jan 11, 2016, 21:53 PM IST

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