The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu today praised the DRDO scientists and engineers for taking India very close to self-reliance in missile technology with their hard work, dedication and perseverance. “Attaining self-reliance in the defence sector is not only of critical or strategic importance for the country but is also essential in terms of national pride”, he said.
The Vice President made these remarks while addressing the scientific community after inaugurating two new facilities at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Missile Complex in Hyderabad today. The Vice President also visited the Exposition of Technologies by Missile Complex Laboratories and said that he was elated to see the indigenous products.
“I felt reassured about the security and capability of the country given the tremendous progress made by DRDO scientists in developing self-reliant missile technology”, Shri Naidu said. He expressed confidence that Scientists and Technologists of DRDO with their calibre and commitment will make India so self-reliant that Atma Nirbhar Bharat will attain a position where the world will be Bharat Par Nirbhar (dependent on India).
Emphasising the importance of Atma Nirbhar Bharat, the Vice President said that self-reliant technologies give a boost to the local industry, generate employment opportunities and earn valuable foreign exchange.