Defence Ministry signs Rs 500 crore contract to strengthen Indian Army’s communication system

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Defence-Ministry-signs-Rs-500-crore-contractIn a significant move to promote indigenous manufacturing and support the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat, the Ministry of Defence has signed a contract with ICOMM Tele Limited, Hyderabad, on June 15, 2023, in New Delhi. 

An overview of the news

  • The contract is for the procurement of 1,035 units of 5/7.5 Ton Radio Relay Communication equipment containers, with a contract value of approximately Rs 500 crore. 

  • The delivery of these containers is scheduled to commence in the current financial year 2023-24.

  • The acquisition of these Radio Relay Containers fulfills a long-pending requirement for mobile communication detachments of the Indian Army. 

  • These containers will play a crucial role in providing a protected environment for communication equipment, ensuring its efficient and reliable functioning. 

  • To support the indigenous manufacturing of defence equipment, the company, ICOMM Tele Limited, will produce these containers using equipment and systems sourced entirely from indigenous manufacturers. 

Significance of MoU

  • This approach will not only enhance domestic production capabilities but also encourage the active participation of the private sector in achieving the goals of Aatmanirbhar Bharat. 

  • By investing in domestic manufacturing and promoting self-reliance in the defence sector, the Ministry of Defence aims to strengthen India's defence capabilities while reducing dependency on foreign imports. 

  • This contract marks a significant step towards achieving the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and stimulating the growth of the indigenous defence industry.

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