Indian Army gets fire power boost against Pakistan in combat operations with Rs 2,000 crore
*NEW DELHI - **Indian Army gets fire power boost against Pakistan in combat operations as *Indian Army's T-72 and T-90 tanks to get indigenous 125mm Armour Piercing Fin Stabilised Discarding-Sabot (APFSDS) ammunition for their main gun.
The new modifications would enhance enemy armour penetration capability, and decision was taken at a Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Friday.
The DAC approved the capital procurement for the India armed forces Services amounting to approximately Rs 2,000 crore. The decision to go for indigenous ammunition for the Russian-origin T-72 and T-90 tanks is yet another push to the 'Make in India' initiative,
The procurement of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) developed and industry manufactured Mechanical Mine Layer (Self Propelled) to improve automated minelaying capability with the Indian Army was also approved.