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NEWS IN BRIEF
India’s Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) on September 13 approved indigenous production of armour-piercing tank ammunition and automated mine-laying equipment while giving the go-ahead for military procurements worth 2,000 crore. Maintaining focus on the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the DAC accorded approval for indigenous development and production of the main gun 125mm Armour Piercing Fin Stabilised Discarding-Sabot (APFSDS) ammunition for T-72/T-90 tanks by the Indian Industry. The DAC also approved procurement of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)-developed and industrymanufactured Mechanical Mine Layer (Self Propelled) to improve automated mine-laying capability with the Indian Army.