India’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) approved procurements and projects worth INR2.5 billion (USD36.4 million) for the Indian armed forces on 20 March.
Official sources said the bulk of the allocation by the MoD’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), which is headed by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, included the purchase of a million multimode hand grenades for the army.
Developed by India’s state-owned Defence Research and Development Organisation, these grenades are to be manufactured by local private-sector companies.
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