Def Ministry clears capital acquisition proposals worth Rs 1,850 cr

NEW DELHI: The Defence Ministry today approved capital acquisition proposals worth over Rs 1,850 crore which included procurement of 156 infantry combat vehicles to meet the requirement of the troops for rapid deployment.

The long-pending proposals were cleared at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the Defence Ministry’s highest decision making body on procurement.

The Defence Ministry said said “essential quantity” of infantry combat vehicles (BMPs-2/2k) will be procured for mechanised infantry and other services at an estimated cost of over Rs 1,125 crore.

Official sources put the number of BMPs at 156. (AGENCIES)