The Services Capital Acquisition Plan Categorization Higher Committee (SCAPHCC), has cleared the purchase of 1,500 Carbines, 1,100 Rifles, 400 Parachutes, 100 Sniper Rifles, 750 Light Machine-Guns, necessary ammunition and also, technical equipment such as silencers, telescopic sights with night vision goggles etc. that will enhance the capability of the special forces soldier. These are likely to be purchased through the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) route and are expected to be inducted by year-end at a total cost of about Rs 850 Crores.