DAC Grants Approval for Procurement of BrahMos for Indian Navy Ships, ARVs for MBT Arjun

Approves acquisition of defence equipment worth Rs 3,000 crore

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NEW DELHI. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on December 1 accorded approval for the acquisition of defence equipment worth Rs 3,000 crore including indigenous BrahMos missile for two Indian Navy Ships to be built in Russia.

The development comes as a follow up action of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) decision in October 2018 for procurement of four P1135.6 Follow-on Ships.

The indigenously designed BrahMos Missile is a tested and proven supersonic cruise missile and will form the primary weapon on-board these Ships.

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The DAC also approved the procurement of Armoured Recovery Vehicles (ARVs) for the Indian Army’s Main Battle Tank Arjun.

The ARVs are designed and developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and would be manufactured by M/s Bharat Earth Movers Ltd (BEML).

The ARVs ensure efficient and speedy repair and recovery operations during the combat scenario.

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