Weapons Induction into Armed Forces to be Hastened: Defence Minister

With the Indian Armed Forces undergoing modernization, the Union Defence Minister A K Antony today said he has directed that all weapons induction procesess be speeded up, newspaper reports said.

“We intend to get the best available weapons system for our armed forces”, he told newsmen asserting that he had instructed that all procurement deals under process be paced up.

His remarks assume significance as the Indian Air Force for the past six to nine months has been finalising international tenders for mega billion deal to acquire 126 Multi Role Combat aircraft, to shore up the forces sharp decline in fighter strength due to aging Mig-21 aircraft.

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