Recce aircraft to anti-tank mines: Green light to big-ticket purchases.

Syllabus: GS

Subject: Current Affairs

Topic: Institutions in news

Issue: Defence Acquisition Council.

Context: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) approved major acquisitions.

Synopsis: Emphasis on procurement from Indian vendors and amendments to promote advanced technologies from start-ups and MSMEs.

Prelims Connect

Defence Acquisition Council (DAC):

§   DAC is the top procurement body chaired by the Defence Minister.

§   Members: Chief of Defence Staff, Army, Navy, Air Force chiefs.

§   Formed post-2001 reforms after the Kargil War.

§   To expedite armed forces’ procurement.


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