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).