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Defence Acquisition Council

  • 17 Mar 2023
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Why in News?

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for capital acquisition proposals worth Rs 70,500 crore for the Armed Forces & Indian Coast Guard under ‘Buy Indian-IDDM’ (Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured).

What are the Highlights of Acquisition Proposals?

  • Indian Navy:
  • Air force:
  • Army:
  • Hindustan Aeronautics:
    • Hindustan Aeronautics is a big beneficiary of this announcement by DAC, as it shall supply Advance Light Helicopters MK-III to the Indian Coast Guard. The Helicopter will be able to carry a suite of surveillance sensors which will enhance the surveillance capabilities, along with giving full night capability and Instrument Flight Rules capability for operations of the Indian Coast Guard.
  • The Medium Speed Marine Diesel Engine:
    • Under the Make-I category, the Medium Speed Marine Diesel Engine will be manufactured indigenously.

What is the Defense Acquisition Council?

  • The DAC is the highest decision-making body in the Defence Ministry for deciding on new policies and capital acquisitions for the three services (Army, Navy and Air Force) and the Indian Coast Guard.
  • The Minister of Defence is the Chairman of the Council.
  • It was formed, after the Group of Ministers recommendations on 'Reforming the National Security System', in 2001, post Kargil War (1999).

Source: TH

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