India decides to buy more Konkurs missiles for Army

New Delhi: India‘s Army will soon get some Russian-origin Konkurs anti-tank guided missiles for practice firing. The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) today gave its nod for the procurement at a cost of Rs. 405 crore (Rs.4.05 billion).

The DAC meeting, chaired by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and having all the Secretaries and Armed Forces chiefs as members, also gave it clearance to three more proposals.

The total value of the four programs worked out to Rs.1,910 crore (R.19.1 billion), a Ministry of Defence official, who requested anonymity citing rules, said.

The Indian Army will also get an Electronic Warfare system for the purpose of training its troopers posted in Jammu and Kashmir in Low Intensity conflicts. The procurement of this system would cost Rs. 330 crore (Rs.3.3 billion).

The Indian Navy got a nod to set up a repair facility for its Scorpene submarine fleet at the Mumbai naval dockyard for a price of Rs. 725 crore (RS. 7.25 billion).

A weapons repair facility for all warships would also come up in Port Blair at a cost of Rs. 450 crore (Rs.4.5 billion).

Author: indostrat

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