Perspective: Aatmanirbhar in Defence

In this episode of the Perspective Prog. based on Aatmanirbhar in defence. Our focus today is on India’s Journey towards Self-Reliance in the Defence Sector. To give a thrust to Aatmanirbhar Bharat in the defence sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, formally handed over indigenously designed and developed equipment to the Armed forces Service Chiefs. HAL- designed and developed Light Combat Helicopter were handed over to the Chief of the Air Staff; Drones and UAVs designed and developed by Indian startups were given to the Chief of the Army Staff, and DRDO designed and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) manufactured Advanced Electronic Warfare suite for naval ships were handed over to the Chief of Naval Staff by the Prime Minister. Besides, the Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone of the Rs 400 crore project at Jhansi node of the UP Defence Industrial Corridor. In addition to Jhansi, the corridor has nodes at Agra, Aligarh, Chitrakoot, Lucknow and Kanpur. For the Jhansi Node, the state government has made nearly 1,034 hectares of land available. The facility will involve an investment of Rs 400 crore. How significant will this defence corridor be as we strive to achieve strategic independence? How has the journey of becoming self-realint in the defence sector been so far?

1. Sunil Mishra, DG, Society of Indian Defence Manufacturers
2. Jayant Patil, Director & Senior Executive VP (Defence & Smart Technologies), L&T
3. Rear Admiral Kapil Mohan Dhir, Department of Military Affairs, Ministry of Defence

Anchor: Teena Jha

Producer: Amit Srivastav, Sagheer Ahmad

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