Of the total procurement, equipment worth Rs 11,486 crore will be sourced from domestic entities. Around Rs 3,850 crore allotted for helicopters & Rs 4,962 crore for rocket ammunition.
OFB is currently a defence ministry entity and supplies critical arms, ammunition to the three armed forces and the paramilitary.
Sources said the shelters were installed near Tashigong, Manza, Hot Springs and Churup among others, in response to India’s deployment in the region.
Lt Gen. T.K. Chawla, Director General Artillery, stresses importance of indigenous defence manufacturing while discussing challenges facing Advanced Towed Artillery Gun System & Dhanush.
Over the last week, the defence ministry has inked contracts worth about Rs 30,000 crore for procurement of transport aircraft and tanks.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh says turmoil in Afghanistan and the region is a result of 'aggressive designs and active support to non-state players'.
India had opportunity to manufacture Mirage 2000s twice, in 1980s and 2000s. But now, it has to buy phased-out aircraft to keep its fleet of 50 going.
The aircraft have a 5-10 tonne capacity, are capable of operating from semi-prepared strips and has a rear ramp door for quick reaction and para dropping of troops and cargo.
The exercise has provided an opportunity to the armed forces of the SCO nations to train in counter-terrorism operations in a multinational and joint environment, officials said.
Arjun Mark 1-A tanks will be the most potent armoured system in the Army inventory but this could be the last order for this tank, which weighs 68.5 tonnes, since the Army requires lighter tanks.