DAC Approves Procurement Of Defense Items Worth Rs 45,000 Crore, Including 12 Sukhoi-30 MKI Fighter Jets

Protection minister Rajnath Singh-led Protection Acquisition Council (DAC) has agreed Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for 9 capital acquisition proposals value round Rs 45,000, together with 12 Russian-origin Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jets which might be manufactured in India by Hindustan Aeronautics Restricted, the ministry stated in an announcement on Friday. The ministry stated that each one procurements might be constituted of indigenous sources solely. 

A potent twin-seater air superiority fighter plane, the Sukhoi-30MKI symbolizes the top of aeronautical engineering. This versatile multirole fighter was developed by Russia’s Sukhoi and constructed solely for the Indian Air Drive (IAF) by India’s HAL beneath license. The Sukhoi-30MKI has been a gradual participant in numerous conflicts and army workouts since its introduction into the IAF fleet in 2002.

Through the dialogue, Rajnath Singh emphasised that it’s time to increase the bar on indigenisation goals. . “Slightly than a threshold of fifty% indigenous content material for IDDM initiatives, we should always purpose for a minimal 60-65% indigenous content material,” he stated. 

"To boost safety, mobility, assault functionality and elevated survivability of Mechanized Forces, the DAC in accordance the AoN for procurement of Mild Armored Multipurpose Autos (LAMV) and Built-in Surveillance and Focusing on System (ISAT-S). The DAC cleared AoN for procurement of Excessive Mobility Car (HMV) Gun Towing Autos for swift mobilization and deployment of Artillery Weapons and Radars," the assertion reads. 

The DAC additionally granted AoN for Indian Air Drive proposals, which included avionic upgrades to Dornier plane to extend operational precision and dependability.

The DAC has additionally cleared the acquisition of the Dhruvastra Quick Vary Air-to-Floor Missile as a formidable Indigenous Precision Guided Weapon for indigenously constructed ALH Mk-IV Helicopters.

"The DAC additionally permitted procurement of Subsequent Technology Survey Vessels for the Indian Navy which is able to tremendously improve its capabilities in performing Hydrographic Operations," reads the assertion. 

Based on the assertion, Rajnath Singh directed the Chief of Protection Workers, Service Chiefs, Protection Secretary, and DG (Acquisition) to interact with Indian business to lift the minimal indigenous content material threshold. .