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Indian Army invites industry to offer critical defence equipment for emergency procurement

NEW DELHI (PTI): The Indian Army on Sunday said in consonance with its commitment to "fight future wars with indigenous solutions", it has invited the domestic defence industry to offer critical defence equipment for emergency procurement.

In a series of tweets, it also shared links for getting details on Requests for Proposals (RFPs).

"In keeping with its commitment to fight the future wars with Indigenous Solutions, #IndianArmy invites Indian Defence Industry to offer critical defence equipment for Emergency Procurement. #IndianArmy #InStrideWithTheFuture," the Army tweeted.

The process will be based on "compressed timelines, wherein the procurement window will be open to the Indian industry for six months and the industry would be expected to deliver equipment within one year of signing the contract," it said.

Procurement cases will be based on "open tender enquiry," it wrote on the microblogging site.

"Proposals are being fielded for Guns, Missiles, Drones, Counter Drone, Loiter Munition, Communication & Optical systems, specialist Vehicles, Engineering Equipment & Alternate Energy Resources," it said in another tweet.

In another development, Leh-based Fire and Fury Corps tweeted, "#IndianArmy "Always Through". Satellite based internet service activated on the #SiachenGlacier at 19,061 feet, the World's Highest Battlefield, by the Siachen Signallers."

The Indian Army has been focusing on many indigenous solutions to meet its various needs.

It recently hosted a seminar on logistics and discussed ways to make the system self-reliant.

"Government is committed to create a robust, secure, speedy and 'Aatmanirbhar' logistics system to effectively deal with future security challenges and take the country to greater heights," Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had said at the event.

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