Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines
  • Aircraft carrier Vikrant to be commissioned by 2020: Official:-The delay on part of Russia in supplying aviation items has impeded the commissioning of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) Vikrant and the warship is expected to be commissioned by October 2020, a senior Navy official has said....
  • Lockheed proposes making custom-built fighter jets in India:-American aerospace and defence major Lockheed Martin has proposed to manufacture custom-built F-35 fighter jets in India, which its officials say will give Indian industry a unique opportunity to become part of the world's largest fighter aircraft ecosystem....
  • India joins Australia Group:-India has gained entry into the Australia Group (AG), an important non-proliferation regime which seeks to ensure that exports do not contribute to the development of chemical or biological weapons....
  • Defexpo 2018:-The 10th edition of Defexpo India – the biannual Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems Exhibition – will be held at Arulmigu Nithyakalyana perumal Temple, Thiruvidanthai, Thiruvidanthal, Thiruporur Taluk, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India from 11 to 14 April 2018....

Proposal cleared for modernisation of Indian Army's armoured vehicles

Article
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

A representational photo.

NEW DELHI (PTI): The Defence Ministry has cleared a Rs 2,400 crore proposal for upgrading the Army's armoured fighting vehicles to make them capable of undertaking night operations.

The decision to give a go-ahead to the project was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), the ministry's highest decision-making body on procurement, defence ministry sources said.

The modernisation of the armoured vehicles will enhance their overall performance besides enabling them to fully operate at night.

The DAC, chaired by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, also approved procurement of 'carrier command post vehicles' for the Army at a total cost of Rs 406 crore, they said.

Command post vehicles act as centralised command facilities, equipped with electronic command and control systems to ensure precision firing.

The modernisation of the armoured fighting vehicles will be carried out by the state-run Ordnance Factory at Medak in Telangana. The army has nearly 2,500 such vehicles.

The carrier command post vehicles will also be supplied to the Army by the Medak Ordnance Factory.

The sources said the DAC also deliberated on a number of other procurement cases and issued directions to ensure smooth progress in the acquisition process.

Tags:

India  Army  Armour  Vehicle  Military  
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

INS Vikramaditya affiliated to Army's Bihar Regiment, IAF's Squadron No. 6

INS Vikramaditya, the largest navy ship and India's only aircraft carrier, has been formally affiliated to the Bihar Regiment, a highly-decorated infantry unit of the Indian Army, and Squadron No. 6 of the Indian Air Force.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2017

Image Gallery