Defence Industry

”Lots to be done to make India defence manufacturing hub”

Acknowledging increasing participation of the private sector in defence production, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday stressed that a lot still needs to be done to make India a global weapons manufacturing hub.

Singh called for active participation of the private sector in defence manufacturing, reaffirming the government”s commitment to make India a weapons manufacturing hub and net defence exporter.

“Our government is open to new ideas and is determined to use the energy, entrepreneurial spirit and enterprise of the private industry in the defence sector,” Singh said while flagging off K9 Vajra-T gun from the Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Armoured System Complex at Hazira in Gujarat.

The defence ministry has received 51 of the 100 orders it received for K9 Vajra ahead of schedule.

Singh assured that the government will make all efforts to remove any roadblocks and work together to achieve the goal of indigenisation and self-reliance in defence sector.

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