India is now working towards self-reliance in the defense sector: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Kanpur News – Times of India

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Jhansi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that India, which was known as an importer of arms, has now adopted the mantra of “Make in India, Make for the world” to make the country self-reliant. Defense Area.
In the election program in Jhansi Uttar Pradesh, PM formally handed over Light Combat Aircraft (LCH) designed and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) to Air Force Chief, Drones and UAVs made by Indian start-ups to Army Chief, and DRDO designed and handed over to India . Electronics Limited manufactured advanced electronic warfare suits for naval ships for the Chief of the Navy.
He said that in line with the country’s policy of self-reliance in the critical defense sector, in the coming times, a major part of the expenditure on procurement of weapons from the defense budget would be spent on indigenously designed weapons.
The Prime Minister was here on the concluding day of the three-day national defense dedication festival, ‘Jhansi Jalsa’, which took place on the 193rd birth anniversary of Rani Laxmibai. He addressed a limited gathering of 750 people from the historic Jhansi Fort complex against the backdrop of the fort’s contour, from where the queen had jumped with her horse Badal while fighting the British army.
He also laid the foundation stone and inaugurated several projects worth Rs 3,425 crore, including the Rs 400 crore Bharat Dynamics Plant to manufacture propulsion systems for anti-tank guided missiles, at the Jhansi node of the UP Defense Corridor.
Modi said that the Defense Ministry has already released a list of 200 such equipment and weapons, which will be procured only from within the country. “The new combat arms and equipment manufactured at the Jhansi node of the Defense Industrial Corridor (DIC) will not only help strengthen the country’s security but will also give a strong impetus to the ‘Atmanirbhar’ campaign envisioning self-reliance in the critical sectors of the defense sector. , “They said.
“The corridor will sow new seeds of development in the region and turn it into a new investment destination. The Bundelkhand region, known for valor and courage, will now be known for strategic development,” the PM said.
Modi further said, ‘We were once famous as a country buying arms. But with our new mantra ‘Make in India’ and ‘Make for the world’, India will now export defense equipment to the world and in this the Jhansi node of the UP Defense Corridor will play an important role. MSMEs are also going to play an important role in this and will also generate employment at the local level.
Modi said the history of India’s freedom struggle would have been different if the 19th-century brave Rani of Jhansi, Laxmibai, had military logistics that matched those of the British.
The audience shouted slogans of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ several times for the PM.
The entire program mainly focused on women as there were many cadets present in the fort and even during the conduct of the program along with the audience. Notably, during Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s recent visit to Chitrakoot and Lalitpur, where she announced several benefits for women and girls when the Congress party came to power, as well as distributed tickets to 40% of women.
Beginning his speech in the local Bundelkhandi dialect. Modi said that I bow to the land of valor of Rani Lakshmibai and Jhalkaribai and said, “I congratulate all the people of this region as your ancestors were also part of Rani’s army who fought against the British. He termed this region as ‘Kashi of Revolution’.
He further added, “I consider myself lucky to represent the Queen’s birthplace Kashi and I have got the opportunity to serve it. I bow to both the places from here.” Referring to Chandelas, Bundelas, Aala Udals, Modi said that this region has produced many leaders in history.
He further said that girls are already getting admission in many Sainik Schools and very soon these schools will churn out many Rani Laxmibai.
Praising Defense Minister Rajnath Singh and his team along with the UP government led by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for organizing the event, Modi said, “This festival will go a long way in the development of the defense corridor and Bundelkhand will make it a fertile land.” Will give To prepare equipment for national defence.” He also praised the innovative ideas of Jhansi MP Anurag Sharma.
Before reaching the rally ground, Modi visited the Jhansi Fort where he unveiled a plaque of Rani Lakshmibai and witnessed the ‘Beating the Retreat’ ceremony.
The PM was accompanied by UP Governor Anandiben Patel, Rajnath and Yogi. Apart from this, Chiefs of Navy and Air Force were also present along with CDS General Bipin Rawat.
PM laid the foundation of solar park
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone of Rs 3,425 crore including the Rs 400 crore Bharat Dynamics plant here and dedicated several concessions. Along with this, the foundation stone of 600 MW solar power park spread over 3,023 acres of land was laid in Garotha tehsil of Jhansi district. The PM also inaugurated the newly constructed Atal Ekta Park in the city, which has a central library of 8,000 books along with an amp-theater and an open gym.
The announcements include setting up of 100 new Sainik Schools, launch of NCC Border and Coastal Scheme, NCC Alumni Association and National Program of Simulation Training for NCC Cadets, promotion of Atmanirbhar Bharat. A digital kiosk was also started at the National War Memorial to pay tribute to the martyred heroes and the NWM Mobile App.
PM inaugurates projects worth Rs 3,240 in Mahoba
Before reaching Jhansi, PM Narendra Modi visited Mahoba where he inaugurated projects worth Rs 3,240 crore, including Arjun Auxiliary Project, Bhavani Dam Project, Ratuli Dam Project and Bhargava-Chilla Sprinkler Project spread over Mahoba, Hamirpur, Banda and Lalitpur districts. All these projects are expected to help in resolving the severe and persistent drought situation causing irrigation problems for the farmers of Bundelkhand.
Addressing a rally in Mahoba, Modi said, “People of Bundelkhand are seeing the government working for their development for the first time. Previous governments don’t get tired of looting UP but we don’t get tired of working.
The Prime Minister further said that the previous governments had handed over the resources of the area to the mafia. “The people who ruled Delhi and Uttar Pradesh for a long time left no stone unturned to ruin this region. It is no secret how the forests and resources of the region were handed over to the mafia. Now that bulldozers are being used against these mafia, some people are creating a ruckus,” Modi said.

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