The Defense Procurement Council headed by Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the domestic procurement of missiles worth Rs 4,276 crore for the defense forces.
Short-Range Air Defense Missiles (VISORADS) are developed by the Army Research and Development Organization (TRDO). The Defense Procurement Council has approved the purchase of these missiles at a cost of Rs 1,920 crore.
Visorads missiles are required for use on the Chinese border. Portable Visorats missiles can be used in rugged terrain and sea to defeat enemy threats.
Apart from this, the Defense Procurement Council has also approved the purchase of 500 Helena missiles. Mounted on a light helicopter, these missiles are capable of destroying enemy artillery vehicles. These types of missiles will further strengthen the offensive capabilities of the Army.
Approval has also been given to procure launchers and controls for BrahMos supersonic missiles, next-generation missiles, for use by the Navy on board Siwalik-class warships. Defense officials have said that this will improve the attack capability of the warships.