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The Confrontation Between Russia And Ukraine Highlights The Importance Of Being Self-sufficient: Indian Defence Minister

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  • Singh stated at the Navy Commanders' Conference that the government is working to make India a defence industrial powerhouse.
  • the present Russia-Ukraine crisis has once again emphasised that being self-reliant without dependencies is a fundamental prerequisite."

India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday that being self-reliant in defence is crucial to meet difficulties in unpredictable geopolitical times, using the Russian-Ukraine war as an example.

Singh stated at the Navy Commanders’ Conference that the government is working to make India a defence industrial powerhouse.

According to the PTI news agency, Singh stated, “Coming to the current security situation in the world, the present Russia-Ukraine crisis has once again emphasised that being self-reliant without dependencies is a fundamental prerequisite.”

In dealing with national security concerns, he also urged for tri-service collaboration.

According to the proposal, each theatre command will have Army, Navy, and Air Force units that will work together as a unified body to address security concerns in a specific geographical territory under the authority of an operational commander.

He informed the commanders, “I am aware that adequate progress has been made toward the research on marine theatre command.”

The delivery of Vikrant, India’s first indigenously built aircraft carrier, will be “another milestone,” according to the defence minister.

The ship has previously completed three sea trials with flying colours.

“Every effort must be made to deliver and commission the ship in the 75th year of our independence,” he stated.

The defence minister also mentioned that Indian shipyards are building 39 of the 41 ships and submarines on order.

On Monday, the four-day Navy Commanders’ Conference began.

The navy commanders conducted a complete analysis of the country’s maritime security preparedness, as well as the potential regional security consequences of the Ukraine conflict, among other things.

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