Govt approves purchase of Arjun tanks, arms worth Rs 13,700 cr

Wednesday, 24 Feb, 1.22 am

New Delhi, Feb 23 : The Defence Acquisition Council headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved capital acquisition proposals of various weapons and equipment including 118 Arjun tanks on Tuesday.
"Three Acceptance of Necessities (AoNs) for an overall cost of Rs 13,700 crore were accorded," the Ministry of Defence said.
All these Acceptance of Necessities are in the highest priority category of Defence Acquisition - Buy Indian-IDDM (Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured).
"DAC has approved capital acquisition proposals of various weapons/platforms/ equipment/systems required by the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force," the MoD said.