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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
27-August-2012 15:50 IST
Modernisation of Armed Forces

Procurement of equipment and weapon systems is carried out as per the Annual Acquisition Plan (AAP) and is a continuous process based on threat perception, operational challenges, technological changes and available resources.Divulging details would not be in the interest of national security.

The budgetary allocation for capital acquisition for modernisation of Armed Forces during 2012-2013 is as under:-

                                                                                                (Rs. in crore)

Service

Budget Estimate (BE) 2012-13

Army

13724.14

Navy

23252.71

Air Force

28533.00

Jt Staff

522.39

Coast Guard

1640.00

TOTAL

67672.24

Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) envisages a procurement cycle of 2-3 years to conclude a contract for procurement of Weapons and equipment.

This information was given by Minister of Defence Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri HariManjhiand others in Lok Sabha today.

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