Def Ministry approves procurement of military platforms & weapons worth Rs 22,800 crore


New Delhi: Rajnath Singh arrives to take charge as Minister of Defence in newly-elected PM Modi's cabinet, at South Block in New Delhi, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Rajnath Singh at South Block in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

The Defence Ministry on Thursday approved the procurement of military platforms and weapons worth Rs 22,800 crore, officials said.

It also approved the acquisition of medium-range anti-submarine warfare aircraft P 8I for the Indian Navy.

The decision to go for the capital procurement was taken at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council(DAC) headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.