The Indian Army has time and again shown it is capable of protecting the Motherland and India’s quest for peace. It has also shown that India will protect its sovereignty at all costs, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Adding that the current decade belongs to India, Modi said the Government is committed to doing everything possible to support this aspiration.
“We will continue working to make our armed forces one of the most modern in the world. At the same time, the focus on making India self-reliant in the defence sector moves with full speed,” said Modi after inaugurating various projects worth over Rs 4,487 crore and laid the foundation stone for projects worth Rs 3,640 crore in Tamil Nadu.
“Today we observe the second anniversary of Pulwama Attack. We are proud of our security forces. India has today become Aatmanirbhar Bharat in the defence sector,” said Modi, after handing over the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to the Indian Army.
The tank has been indigenously designed, developed and manufactured by CVRDE, Chennai, DRDO along with 15 academic institutions, eight labs and several MSMEs.