India Seals Defence Deals to Strengthen Armed Forces

  • 02 Mar 2024

On 1st March, India secured five major defence contracts to enhance armed forces' capabilities amid border tensions.

Key Points

  • BrahMos Missile Procurement: Two deals finalized for acquiring BrahMos missiles from BrahMos Aerospace Private Ltd (BAPL), strengthening naval combat and maritime strike operations.
  • Aero-Engines for MiG-29: Contract signed with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) for RD-33 Aero Engines, focusing on sustaining IAF's MiG-29 fleet.
  • Close-In Weapon System (CIWS) Procurement: Larsen & Toubro Ltd awarded contract for CIWS, boosting terminal air defence capabilities nationwide.
  • High-Power Radar System Acquisition: Larsen and Toubro Limited secured deal for high-power radar systems, enhancing IAF's terrestrial air defence capabilities.
  • BrahMos Missile Acquisition Approval: Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) greenlights procurement of over 200 BrahMos supersonic cruise missiles, strengthening India's defence infrastructure.