MoD Approves Acquisition of Defence Equipment Worth 2700 Crores

Indian Army

NEW DELHI. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met in New Delhi on February 28 and accorded approval for acquisition of defence equipment for about Rs 2700 crores.

Approval was granted for procurement of three Cadet Training ships for the Indian Navy, which would be utilised to provide basic sea training for officer cadets including women officer undertrainees.

The ships would be capable of undertaking Hospital Ship duties, providing Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), undertaking Search and Rescue (SAR) missions and Non-Combatant Evacuation Operations.