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Defence Acquisition Council

Rs 43K-crore for ‘Make in India’ submarines

Defence ministry approves 6 conventional submarines for Navy

05 Jun 2021 9:18 AM

Sig Sauer rifles beef up infantry

Sig Sauer has an effective killing range of 600 meters against around 400 meters for INSAS

14 Mar 2021 2:33 AM

CDS to prioritise weapons acquisition

The last DAC had met on January 21 and had accorded approval for procurement of equipment worth over Rs 5,100 crore from indigenous sources.

17 Feb 2020 2:18 AM

Defence Minister to decide on Rs 10,000 crore worth defence deals in August

The first defence acquisition council meeting to be chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled to take place in August.

24 Jul 2019 7:23 PM

Defence Ministry approves military procurement worth Rs 3000 Cr

The go-ahead for both acquisitions was given by Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), ministry's highest decision-making body on procurement.

01 Dec 2018 3:47 PM


Military equipment worth Rs 9,100 crore gets defence ministry's approval

Acquisition proposals were approved by DAC, Defence Ministry's highest decision making body on procurement.

18 Sep 2018 4:00 PM

State-owned firm may implement Indian Navy's submarine project

The state-run Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited is likely to be given the responsibility to implement the project.

07 Jun 2018 9:56 AM

DAC says yes to night sights for rocket launchers

The system will be able to operate in day and night conditions and will substantially enhance the capabilities of the aircraft.

29 May 2018 12:36 AM

Army upset over 7.62 mm assault rifle quality, OFB says ready for production

The Army pointed out that the assault rifle failed trials while deliberating that no one can meet its requirement in future.

18 Mar 2018 9:00 PM

Soldiers will get new carbines, Light Machine Guns soon

Through these decisions, the government is trying set in a motion a buying process of the entire range of personal weapons of troops.

01 Mar 2018 2:03 AM


Government clears purchase of 7.4 lakh assault rifles

The sniper rifles will be bought under the “Buy Global” category.

14 Feb 2018 1:15 AM

Defence min nods to procure 7.40L assault rifles at Rs 12,280 Crore

The decision was taken at a meeting of Defence Acquisition Council presided over by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

13 Feb 2018 7:03 PM

Govt clears Rs 21,738 cr mega project to acquire 111 Navy helicopters

The long-pending proposal to procure 111 helicopters for Navy was cleared at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council.

31 Oct 2017 8:48 PM

In a first, Army adds 6 Apache attack helicopters to arsenal

The go ahead was given at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.

17 Aug 2017 7:45 PM

Nod to Rs 2,400 crore upgrade for Army vehicles

The upgrade aims to make them capable of undertaking night operations and achieving better accuracy in hitting targets.

09 Jul 2017 1:18 AM


Indian firms to build military firepower soon

Top defence body clears policy which allows local firms to manufacture equipment through foreign partnerships.

21 May 2017 12:55 AM

Defence ministry gives nod to private investment policy in military platforms

The ‘strategic partnership model’ aims to create a vibrant defence manufacturing ecosystem in the country.

20 May 2017 10:04 PM

Push for strategic partnership high on govt agenda

Sources also said that after the next DAC, the SP Model issue may be placed before the Union Cabinet before the month ends.

16 May 2017 5:29 AM

Key defence meet to finalise strategic partnership today

Another objective of such a policy is to fire up the competitive zeal in the defence public sector units.

11 May 2017 2:50 AM

Navy to get Barak missiles as Centre clears Rs 860 crore plan

India is Israel’s largest buyer of military hardware but the transactions have largely been secretive and outside the public gaze.

04 Apr 2017 3:10 AM