A splendid day for indigenous weapons. The Indian MoD's Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) has cleared the purchase of six more squadrons of Akash for the IAF (that's 750 missiles). It's been reported that four of the six squadrons will be deployed in Arunachal Pradesh. With this, the IAF has eight Akash squadrons, and may procure more. The Indian Army is also understood to be considering a couple of squadrons worth.