The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting headed by defence minister Rajnath Singh cleared proposal for bulletproof jackets with enhanced protection against the threat of enemy snippers to our troops deployed along the LoC & in close combat operations in counter-terrorism ops, the ministry said.
Approval was also given for the induction of around 4 lakh Close Quarter Battle Carbines for the services. The ministry said the induction will help combat complex paradigm of conventional and hybrid warfare and counter-terrorism at the LAC and Eastern Borders.
To augment the Army’s capability in modern warfare, the DAC also gave approval for procurement of Autonomous Surveillance and Armed Drone Swarms.
The Indian Coast Guard’s proposal to acquire 14 fast patrol vessels for enhancing maritime security along with Navy’s proposal to procure an upgraded 1250KW capacity Marine Gas Turbine Generator was also approved.
(With inputs from agencies)