Modi handed over HAL’s mild fight helicopter to Indian Air Force, DRDO & BEL’s superior digital warfare suite for naval ships to the Indian Navy & drones developed by Indian startups to the Indian Army
In a serious enhance to extend manufacturing within the home defence sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday mentioned India is working to make its forces self-reliant and the nation had been counted among the many largest arms purchaser international locations on this planet. However, now the mantra of the nation is – Make in India, Make for the world.
While talking on the event of ‘Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv’ in Jhansi, Modi mentioned that there’s bravery in each little bit of Jhansi and he was comfortable to be in Jhansi on the Jayanti of Rani Lakshmibai.
“Today is the birth anniversary of our queen Laxmibai ji, the culmination of valor and might! Today this land of Jhansi is witnessing the grand nectar festival of freedom! And today a new strong and powerful India is taking shape on this land,” the prime minister mentioned.
Pointing on the historic Jhansi fort is behind him, he known as it a dwelling witness to the truth that India by no means misplaced any battle attributable to lack of valour and valour! He added, “If Rani Laxmibai had resources and modern weapons at par with the British, then the history of the country’s Independence might have been different.”
Modi went on to say, “Our government has started the admission of daughters in Sainik Schools. In 33 Sainik schools, the admission of girls students has also started from this session. Daughters like Rani Laxmibai will also emerge from Sainik schools, who will take the responsibility of defense, security, development of the country on their shoulders.”
“Today, on the one hand, the strength of our forces is increasing, but at the same time, the ground is also being prepared for the capable youth to protect the country in future. These 100 Sainik schools, which will be started, they will work in the coming times to give the future of the country in powerful hands,” mentioned Modi.
He mentioned, “Today, along with the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji, Kartik Purnima is also Dev-Deepawali. I bow down to Guru Nanak Dev ji and extend warm wishes to all the countrymen on these festivals.”
Modi mentioned that Jhansi had additionally been a witness to the bravery and army prowess of Veerangana Jhalkari Bai, who was an integral ally of Rani Laxmibai. He mentioned, “I also bow at the feet of the immortal heroine of the freedom struggle of 1857, pay my tributes.”
The prime minister then spoke about Major Dhyachand. He mentioned, “I would also like to remember another son of Jhansi, Major Dhyanchand ji, who gave recognition to the sports world of India in the world. Just a while back, our government has announced that the country’s Khel Ratna Awards will be named after Major Dhyan Chand ji.”
Prior to his tackle, Modi formally handed over HAL’s mild fight helicopter to Indian Air Force, DRDO designed & BEL-manufactured superior digital warfare suite for naval ships to the Indian Navy, & drones/UAVs developed by Indian startups to the Indian Army.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh mentioned on the launch of Defence tasks by Prime Minister Modi, “Defence ministry is working on mission mode. This a new India, this event is a symbol of the role of women in the defence of the nation as well as the outstanding contribution of women in the building of our country. I want to assure the country that the day will come soon when 90% equipment of the country’s defence requirements will be made in India.”