HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Jhansi on Nov 19th
  • A number of initiatives in the Defence sector to be launched by the PM
  • PM Narendra Modi during his visit will also be laying the foundation of a Rs 400 cr project, scheduled to be taken over by Bharat Dynamics Ltd

On Wednesday, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) stated that PM Narendra Modi is set to launch a number of initiatives in the Defence sector during his visit to Jhansi on 19th November. The initiatives will be set forth at the ‘Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv’ which is being celebrated at the place from 17-19 November, as a part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’.

The initiatives will be launched to provide a boost to Aatmairbhr Bharat, in which the Prime Minister will the Armed forces Service Chiefs indigenously developed equipment. The PMO has stated, “These include handing over of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) designed and developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to Chief of the Air Staff, drones/UAVs designed and developed by Indian start-ups to Chief of the Army Staff; and DRDO designed Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) manufactured Advanced Electronic Warfare suite for naval ships to the Chief of Naval Staff.”

The PMO press release has further said, “The deployment of Indian UAVs by Indian Armed Forces is also proof of the growing maturity of the Indian drone industry ecosystem.” The foundation stone of a Rs 400 crore project will also be launched by the Prime Minister at the Jhansi sections of the UP Defence Industrial Corridor. The Bharat Dynamics Ltd will be taking up this project which will lead to the setting up of a plant to produce propulsion systems for Anti-Tank Guided Missiles.

The NCC Alumni Association will also be launched by Modi. The National programme of Stimulation Training for the NCC cadets will be unfolded by Narendra Modi. “It includes setting up of Rifle Firing Simulators for the Army Wing of NCC, Microlight flying simulators for Air Wing and Rowing simulators for Naval wing,” said the PMO. Electronic kiosks at the National War Memorial will be set forth by the Prime Minister. This will allow visitors to pay floral tribute to the martyrs with the click of a button.

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