- According to the Defense Minister, the government is "leaving no stone unturned" to ensure the safety and security of the country's residents.
- India, he continued, has emerged as the region's top responder to out-of-area incidents.
Self-reliance in the defence sector will help the country in the medium and long term, according to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. He claims it will assist India in establishing a strong industrial foundation.
Singh delivered the 37th Air Chief Marshal P.C. Lal Memorial Lecture in New Delhi on Thursday, citing self-reliance as essential for not just increasing domestic competence but also protecting the country’s sovereignty.
“Our past experiences have taught us that imports cannot ensure India’s security and safety. Recent wars, particularly in Ukraine, have shown that national interests can influence not only defence supply but alsoFF commercial transactions “He explained.
He described some of the government’s recent initiatives, calling them “building blocks” for a self-sufficient system that will empower indigenous manufacturers and allow India to become a net exporter of defence equipment. According to the Defense Minister, the government is “leaving no stone unturned” to ensure the safety and security of the country’s residents.
India, he continued, has emerged as the region’s top responder to out-of-area incidents. Singh also commended the Armed Forces and other government agencies for working together to achieve the goal.