Now Armed Forces can make urgent purchases worth Rs 300 crores in a year

Defence manufacturing adversely affected due to COVID-19 says Raksha Mantri
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New Delhi, 15 July 2020: Considering the security environment due to prevailing situation along the Northern Borders and the need to strengthen the Armed Forces for the Defence of the borders, a Special Meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) was convened today under the Chairmanship of Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh.

The DAC delegated the powers for progressing urgent Capital Acquisition Cases upto Rs 300 crores to the Armed Forces to meet their emergent operational requirements. This will shrink the procurement timelines and ensure placement of orders within six months and commencement of deliveries within one year.