Oct. 28, 2018

The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) gave approval for the Mid Life Upgrade of 17 Dornier Aircraft of Indian Coast Guard (ICG). The upgrades will be carried out by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), the aircraft manufacturer of India.


  • Established in: 2001

  • Composition:
    • Chairman: Defence Minister.

    • Members: Minister of State for Defence, Chief of Army Staff, Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of Air Staff, Defence Secretary, Secretary Defence Research & Development, Secretary Defence Production, Chief of Integrated Staff Committees HQ IDS, Director General (Acquisition).

    • Member Secretary: Deputy Chief of Integrated Defence.

  • Objectives:
    • Overall guidance of the defence procurement planning process.

    • Ensuring expeditious procurement of the approved requirements of the Armed Forces.

  • Key Functions:
    • In-principle approval of 15 Year Long-Term Integrated Perspective Plan for Defence Forces and

    • Categorization of the acquisition proposals relating to 'Buy', 'Buy & Make' and 'Make'.

Source : PIB