Defence Sector – DPP, Missions, Schemes, Security Forces, etc.

DAC approves procurement of Nag missile system, 13 guns


Mains Paper 2: Governance | Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Particulars of the NAMIS

Mains level: The procurement, of the NAG missile system, is a big boost to Make in India initiative(in the defence sector).


Military procurement approved

  1. The Defence Ministry has approved military procurement worth Rs. 3,687 crore, which includes anti-tank guided missile NAG for the Army and long-range guns for the Navy
  2. The proposals were cleared at a meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence Minister
  3. The NAG missile system(NAMIS) will be procured for the Army at a cost of Rs. 524 crore

Particulars of the NAMIS

  1. The NAMIS includes a third generation Anti-Tank Guided Missile, the NAG, along with the Missile Carrier Vehicle (NAMICA)
  2. The NAG missile is a third generation anti-tank guided missile, which has top attack capabilities that can effectively engage and destroy all known enemy tanks during day and night
  3. This will give a quantum boost to the Army’s capability against enemy armour
  4. The MOD cleared the procurement of 300 Nag missiles and 25 modified BMP-2 ‘NAMICA’ carrier vehicles


  1. Last year, the government had cancelled a proposed $500 million deal with Israel to procure over 8000 Spike ATGMs
  2. The project was scrapped due to DRDO’s contention that it could deliver its NAG ATGM within four years

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