Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) Current Affairs - 2020

Defence Minister unveils Defence Acquisition Procedure-2020

The Defence minister Rajnath Singh unveiled the Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) -2020 today on September 28, 2020. The minister said that the new DAP 2020 will empower the Indian domestic industry through Make in India initiative. Highlights The DAP is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat. It aims of turning India Read More…

INS Viraat to be dismantled in Gujarat

The aircraft carrier, INS Viraat that served the Indian Navy for more than 30 years is to be dismantled at Alang, Gujarat. The ship was decommissioned three years back. Highlights INS Viraat is the longest serving ship of the Indian Navy. It was inducted into the Indian Navy in 1987. It was recently bought by Read More…

Defence Ministry signs agreement with BEML to procure 1,512 mine ploughs

On July 20, 2020, the Defence Ministry signed a contract with the Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) to procure 1,512 mine plough devices at a cost of Rs 557 crores. Highlights The Mine Plough is a device that helps tanks to clear minefields. The mine ploughs are to be fitted with T-90 tanks. The induction Read More…

DAC: Powers delegated to process urgent capital acquisition up to Rs 300 crores

On July 15, 2020, the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) empowered the Indian Armed Forces to decide on urgent capital acquisitions up to Rs 300 crores. The DAC was chaired by the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Highlights The step of DAC will help Indian Armed Forces to meet their emergent operational requirement. The decision comes during Read More…

DAC on talks to acquire ‘Raven’ and ‘Spike Firefly’ for the Indian Army

Talks on sharpening the infantry of the Indian Army continues as the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) is likely to acquire the remotely controlled unmanned aerial vehicle- Raven from the United States and Israel’s Spike Firefly. As per media reports, procurement of 200 pieces of AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven and talks for purchase of Israeli flying ammunition- Read More…