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The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approves proposals to procure equipment 

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  • December 22, 2020
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The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approves proposals to procure equipment 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III – Defence & Security

In news

  • The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) in its meeting approved proposals to procure equipment worth Rs 28,000 crore.
  • Ministry: Ministry of Defence 

Key takeaways 

  • Acquisition proposals approved include the DRDO designed and developed Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) Systems for the Indian Air Force, Next Generation Offshore Patrol Vessels for the Indian Navy and Modular Bridges for the Indian Army.
  • This is the first meeting of the DAC under the new regime of Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020. 
  • These are the first set of Acceptance of Necessity (AoNs) accorded. 
  • Majority of AoNs are being accorded in the highest categorization of Buy Indian (IDDM).
  • 6 of the 7 proposals for which AoNs were granted will be sourced from the Indian industry to give a boost to the “Make in India” and “Atmanirbhar Bharat” initiatives of the Government.

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