PM formally hands over light combat helicopters, drones and UAVs to armed forces in UP’s Jhansi – The Tribune

Jhansi (UP), November 19

India which turned Usually acknowledged as an importer of arms has now adopted The particular persontra of “Make in India, Make for the World” To level out the nation self-reliant Inside the defence sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday as he handed over some indigenously developed defence platforms to the armed forces.

At an event in Jhansi in ballot-sure Uttar Pradesh, Modi formally handed over mild fight helicopters (LCH) designed and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Restricted (HAL) to the Air Strain chief, drones and UAVs constructed by Indian start-ups to The army Chief, and the DRDO-designed and Bharat Electronics Restricted-manufactured superior digital warfare suite for naval ships to the Navy Chief.

He furtherly laid the foundations of a quantity of enchancment tasks, collectively with a Rs 400-crore plant beneath Bharat Dynamics Which will make propulsion system for anti-tank guided missiles and a 600-megawatt Extremely Mega Photo voltaic power Park being constructed at A worth of over Rs 3,013 crore.

Addressing the event, Modi said, “India’s id was that of an importer of arms. Right now, the nation’s mantra is ‘Make in India, Make for the World’. The nation is working to make our armed forces ‘atmanirbhar’ (self-reliant).”           

“We’re including the expertise Of particular personal sector with our defence sector and new start-ups are being given An alternative to current their ‘kamaal’ (good work) On this sector,” he said on The final day of ‘Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv’.

A quantity of initiatives and schemes have been launched or devoted to the nation By way of the three-day ‘parv’ in Jhansi that furtherly celebrated the 193rd birthday of Rani Laxmi Bai.

He said the admission of woman college students has started in Sainik Schools from this session and in future brave women like Rani Laxmi Bai will come out Of these schools and serve the nation.

Stating thOn the nation by no means tasted defeat As a Outcome of of lack of gallantry and valour (‘shaurya and veerta’), the prime minister said historic previous of the nation would have been completely different had there been enough assets and weapons with Rani Laxmi Bai.

“It has been decided that An monumental portion of the defence price range for buy of weapons Shall be spent on ‘Make in India’ gear and the defence minister has launched An inventory of 200 gear Which will’t be launched (imported) from outdoors,” he said.

The LCH handed over by the prime minister to the Air Strain incorporates superior utilized sciences and stealth options for efficient fight roles.

The deployment of Indian UAVs by armed forces May even be a proof of the rising maturity of the Indian drone enterprise ecosystem and the superior EW suite Shall be Utilized In several naval ships collectively with destroyers and frigates.

In Jhansi, Modi inaugurated or laid the foundations of a quantity of enchancment tasks worth over Rs 3,425 crore to expedite progress of the economically backward Bundelkhand area of Uttar Pradesh.

The prime minister inaugurated Atal Ekta Park in Jhansi.

Named after former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the park has been constructed at A worth of over Rs 12 crore, and is unfold over an space of about 40,000 sq. metre.

The park will house a library As properly as to a statue of Vajpayee.

The statue has been constructed by famend sculptor Ram Sutar, The particular person behind the Statue of Unity, Based mostly …….


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