Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch and dedicate to the nation multiple initiatives of the Defence sector at Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv at Jhansi Uttar Pradesh tomorrow which also is the Birth Anniversary of Rani Lakshmi Bai.
The three day long parv was inaugurated by Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh yesterday as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahaotsav’ celebrations.
The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the 400 crore rupees project at Jhansi node of UP Defence Industrial Corridor. The project is being executed by Bharat Dynamics Ltd for setting up a plant to produce propulsion systems for Anti-Tank Guided Missiles.
Mr Modi will also launch the NCC Alumni Association with the objective to provide a formal platform to enable NCC Alumni to reconnect with NCC. The association will further the aims of NCC and assist in nation-building. It will witness enrolling the Prime Minister, a former NCC cadet, as the first member of the Association.
AIR correspondent reports, to give a thrust to AatmaNirbhar Bharat in the defence sector, Mr. Modi will formally hand over indigenously designed and developed equipments to Armed forces Service Chiefs. These include handing over of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited designed and developed Light Combat Helicopter to Chief of the Air Staff; drones/UAVs designed and developed by Indian startups to Chief of the Army Staff; and DRDO designed and Bharat Electronics Limited manufactured Advanced Electronic Warfare suite for naval ships to the Chief of Naval Staff.
The LCH incorporates advanced technologies and stealth features for effective combat roles. The deployment of Indian UAVs by the Indian Armed Forces is also a proof of the growing maturity of the Indian drone industry ecosystem.
Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone of 600 MW Ultramega Solar Power Park at Garautha in Jhansi. He will also inaugurate Atal Ekta Park in Jhansi. The Prime minister will also visit Mahoba district and inaugurate several development projects.