Govt Expedites Proposal to Arm Israeli Drones, Manufacture Russian AK Rifles
Union Minister Rajnath Singh-led Defence Acquisitions Council (DAC) on August 11 cleared acquisition projects worth Rs 8772 crore. The DAC has decided to accelerate the proposal of upgrading the Israeli Heron drones with new weapon systems. The DAC has also approved to expedite the indigenous manufacturing of Russian Kalashnikov assault riffles. Besides, the acquisition project included procurement of basic trainer aircraft, naval guns and specialized anti-tank ammunition.