News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Pranjul Srivastava
Updated Fri, 15 Oct 2021 12:46 PM IST
The Prime Minister said that our ordnance factories were known as the world’s most powerful factories. They have long experience. The world has seen his stamina during the world war. After independence, these factories needed to be updated, this was not given special attention.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi
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Seven new companies part of the country’s resolution journey
PM Modi said that India has entered 75 years of its independence. The country is completing the works which were stuck for decades. The launch of seven new companies is part of the country’s Sankalp Yatra. This decision was stuck for the last 15-20 years. I am sure all the seven companies will become the basis of India’s military strength in the coming times.
The world saw the strength of India at the time of World War
The Prime Minister said that our ordnance factories were known as the world’s most powerful factories. They have long experience. The world has seen his stamina during the world war. After independence, these factories needed to be updated, this was not given special attention. Over time, India became dependent on foreign countries for strategic needs. These companies will play a role in bringing about a change from these circumstances.
The goal of the development of the modern military industry
Under the self-reliant India campaign, the country aims to make India the world’s largest military power on its own, with the goal of developing a modern military industry in India. In the last seven years, the country has worked to take this resolve forward with the mantra of ‘Make in India’. For the first time after independence, such major reforms are taking place in our defense sector. For this a single window system has been arranged.
From pistol to fighter plane will be made in India itself
The PM said that some time ago the Ministry of Defense had released a list of more than 100 such tactical equipment which will no longer be imported from outside. To strengthen the Indian Army, seven defense companies of the country will make pistols to fighter planes for the soldiers. These companies have received orders worth Rs 65,000 crore from the three services and paramilitary forces. This shows the country’s faith in our defense industry.
These seven new defense companies have been included
These include Advanced Weapons and Equipment India Limited, Troop Comforts Limited, India Optel Limited, Munition India Limited, Avani Armored Vehicles, Gliders India Limited, Yantra India Limited. These companies will produce ammunition and explosives, vehicles, weapons and equipment, military convenience items, opto-electronics gear, parachutes and ancillary products. Arms manufacturing of these companies will strengthen the Indian Army.