Indian Army Invites Defence Firms to Offer Critical Equipment for Procurement

Although, guns, missiles, drones, loiter munitions, counter-drone technology, communication and optical systems, specialised vehicles, engineering tools, and alternative energy sources have all been proposed as solutions.

On September 18, the Indian Army issued an invitation to the country’s defence sector to submit proposals for vital defence supplies.

Guns, missiles, drones, anti-drone technology, loiter ammunition, communication and optical systems, specialised vehicles, engineering tools, and renewable energy sources have all been proposed as solutions for this.

“The Indian Army asks the domestic defence industry to provide essential defence gear for urgent purchases. Guns, missiles, drones, loiter munition, communication and optical systems, specialised vehicles, engineering tools, alternative energy sources, and other devices were proposed.

In addition, the Indian Army stated that the procurement process will follow condensed timetables, with Indian Industry having a 6-month window to submit bids and the Industry being required to deliver equipment within a year of contract signing. According to the force, procurement cases would be based on open tender inquiries.

Lt.Gen BS Raju VCOAS Statement

Moreover, Lt Gen BS Raju, Vice Chief of the Army Staff (VCOAS), visited several defence-related businesses and research facilities earlier in the day in Hyderabad. He also visited Missile Strategic Systems, the Defence Research Development Lab, the Centre for High Energy Systems & Sciences, Research Center Imarat, and Bharat Dynamics Ltd.

Although, the most recent manufacturing, research, and development initiatives being carried out by the facilities were described to Lt Gen BS Raju.

Hence, the Defence Acquisition Council approved capital acquisition requests from the Armed Forces totalling 76,390 crores for the “Buy (Indian),” “Buy & Make (Indian),” and “Buy (Indian-IDDM)” categories in June of this year.

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