Centre approves arms esteem Rs 2,290 crore, along with 72,000 additional assault rifles from US
The defence ministry on Monday accepted arms acquisitions value one other Rs 2,290 crore, along with the acquirement of 72,000 additional attack rifles from the US, in the midst of the proceeding with army confrontation in jap Ladakh with China.
- The expense of procurement of the Sig Sauer attack rifles for the frontline troops of the Indian Army will be Rs 780 crore.
- The procurement proposals were approved at a meeting of the Defense Acquisition Council (DAC).
“The DAC headed by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh concurred approval for different arms and equipment worth Rs 2,290 crore,” the defence ministry said. The expense of procurement of the Sig Sauer attack rifles for the frontline troops of the Indian Army will be Rs 780 crore, officials said.
The Rajnath Singh-led Defense Acquisitions Council (DAC) cleared the Rs 780 crore obtaining of the assault rifles from US organization SiG Sauer. The 13-lakh study Army has just drafted 72,400 SiG Sauer rifles, that are 7.62×51 mm caliber weapons with a proficient “kill” vary of 500-meter, under a Rs 647 crore fast track procurement (FTP) deal inked in February last year.
The defence ministry approved the procurement of arms and military equipment worth Rs 2,290 crore including around 72,000 Sig Sauer assault rifles from the US.https://t.co/nvHICRU9tN— News18.com (@news18dotcom) September 28, 2020
India in March this year had moreover inked a Rs 880 crore deal to gather 16,479 Israeli Negev 7.62×51 mm mild machine weapons (LMGs) for its frontline troops sent on the borders with China and Pakistan. However, the restricted variety of new assault rifles and LMGs will even solely meet partial necessities of the armed forces.
The military equipments are being acquired at a time Indian Army is secured in a bitter border line with China in eastern Ladakh.