New Delhi: The Defence Ministry, today, approved Rs. 5,100 crore worth of military hardware, which includes Electronic Warfare Systmes from sources in India. It also gave the nod to construct six conventional submarines for Indian Navy under the strategic partnership model.
The decision was taken at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting headed by Defence Minister, Rajnath Singh, and attended by teh Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat and many other officials.
The Defence Ministry said, “The DAC accorded approval for procurement of equipment worth over Rs 5,100 crore from indigenous sources. These include sophisticated Electronic Warfare Systems for the Army designed by DRDO and manufactured locally by the Indian industry.”
The DAC also decided to approved to construct six conventional submarines for the Indian Navy. For this the council has shortlisted Indian Strategic Partners and the Original Equipment Manufacturers that would associate for the construction in India under strategic partnership model.
The strategic partnership model entails that private firms are brought in to build military platforms like submarines and fighter jets in Indian in partnership with Original Equipment Manufacturers.