Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the government is committed to strengthen the Armed Forces to face any challenge in times to come. Inaugurating the three-day Rastra Raksha Samarpan Parv this afternoon in Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. He said, in view of emerging challenges, our Armed Forces have to be equipped with modern technology and arms. He pitched for making arms indigenously. The Minister said, the government is focusing on Made in India arms for the armed forces and is working in this direction.
Union Minister further adds women participation in the Armed Forces have increased substantially since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government came to power. The Minister said, now, the provision has been made for the permanent commission for women in the Indian Army.
Referring to the growth and development in the country, the Minister said, the country is moving on the path of progress and every sector like health and education is witnessing the growth. He said India has done a commendable job in vaccinating the people of the country to fight against COVID-19 pandemic.
Mentioning the ongoing Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Defence Minister said, every citizen should now think about what he/she has done for this great country. He said Rani Lakhsmi Bai fought with bravery for the nation. She represents the power of a woman and is an inspiration for generations to come.
AIR correspondent reports, that the Parv will come to end on Friday with the address of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He will dedicate several new initiatives of the Defence Ministry to the nation in a grand ceremony being organised in the precincts of Jhansi Fort on the same day which also is the Birth Anniversary of Rani Lakshmi Bai.