India to orders 42 additional Su-30s, Arjun Tanks to HAL
12:00 AM, August 11, 2010
India’s Defence Acquisition Council has approved the procurement of 42 additional Sukhoi 30MKI fighters from Hindustan Aeronautics, which must now be authorized by Cabinet Committee on Security. (USAF photo)
Procurement of Sukhoi Aircraft
The Defence Acquisition Council has accepted a proposal for the procurement of 42 Sukhoi-30 MKI aircraft from M/s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, India. The proposal is being further progressed for submitting to the Cabinet Committee on Security. The estimated cost of the project is Rs. 20107.40 crores and the aircraft is planned to be delivered during 2014-2018. The proposal is being progressed as a repeat order from M/s Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, India under the Defence Procurement Procedure-2008. This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Asaduddin Owaisi in Lok Sabha today. Arjun Tanks
The Indian Army is placing an order for 124 Arjun Tanks Mark II in addition to the equal number of Mark Is ordered earlier. Tank T-90, Tank T-72, and Arjun tanks are all main battle tanks of the Indian Army. This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri BP Tarai and Shri Prabodh Panda in Lok Sabha today.
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