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Defence Acquisition Council (DAC)

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  • September 30, 2021
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Defence Acquisition Council (DAC)

Part of: Prelims and GS III – Defence and Security 

Context The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by Defence Minister accorded approval to capital acquisition proposals of the three Services estimated at approximately Rs. 13,165 crore. 

  • The key proposals include helicopters, guided munitions and rocket ammunition. 

What is Defence Acquisition Council? 

  • The Defence Acquisition Council (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). 

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