India to purchase Rs 2290 Crore worth weapons from US
NEW DELHI: The Defence Ministry gave a nod to purchase military equipment which includes assault rifles from the United States. According to the reports, Rajnath Singh-led Defence Acquisition Committee approved to purchase military equipment worth of Rs 2,290 crore. The Council also gave to purchase anti-airfield weapons for Rs 970 crore and Rs 540 crore worth static HF trans-receiver sets.
The Army also ordered to purchase 72,000 more assault rifles from the US for frontline warriors in the border amid India-China border tensions. India also signed for Rs 880 crore with Israel to get 16,479 Israeli Negev light machine guns.