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DAC approved Indigenous Military Equipment Procurement

Current context: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), chaired by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the procurement of indigenously developed military equipment worth Rs 3300 crore for the armed forces.
DAC approved Indigenous Military Equipment Procurement 
  • The approval has been given for three projects:
    1. The first project is third-generation Anti-Tank Guided Missiles.
    2. The second project is Auxiliary Power Units for the T-72 and T-90 tanks.
    3. The third project is the Electronic Warfare (EW) system.
  • The third-generation Anti-Tank Guided Missiles would provide Fire and Forget and Top Attack capabilities to the troops.
  • The Auxiliary Power Units would enable incorporation of various upgrades to Fire Control System and Night Fighting capabilities of the Tanks.
  • Electronic Warfare systems would be designed and developed by DRDO.
  • The step is taken towards the Make in India initiative to produce more indigenously designed and developed equipment.

Question: 

Q.1 The Ministry of Defence has recently approved the procurement of indigenously developed military equipment worth ________ for the armed forces? 
a. Rs 3000 crore
b. Rs 3200 crore
c. Rs 3300 crore
d. Rs 3500 crore
DAC approved Indigenous Military Equipment Procurement DAC approved Indigenous Military Equipment Procurement Reviewed by Neha Verma on October 21, 2019 Rating: 5

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