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India to order indigenous cruise missiles

7th July 2020 - 09:00 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh cleared defence acquisitions worth $5.8 billion on 2 July via his chairmanship of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC). The bulk of approvals include procurement from Indian industry worth $4.6 billion.

The star among these buys is the home-grown subsonic Long-Range Land Attack Cruise Missile (LRLACM) for the Indian Navy (IN) and Indian Air Force (IAF) developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The LRLACM is an enhanced version of the indigenous Nirbhay.

Barring small sensors and accelerometers, most missile components are said to be indigenous. The IN is expected to place an

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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