The decision was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.
DAC, Defence Ministry's highest decision-making body on procurement, met today in New Delhi and gave approval for the procurement of equipment for the defence forces valued at over Rs 5,500 crore, the ministry said.
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