Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch and dedicate to the nation multiple initiatives of the Defence sector at ‘Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv’ during his visit to Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh on 19 November.
‘Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv’ is being held in Jhansi from 17-19 November as part of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahaotsav’ celebrations, a PMO note stated here.
The move is aimed at giving a thrust to Aatmanirbhar Bharat in the defence sector. Modi will formally hand over indigenously designed and developed equipments to Armed forces Service Chiefs including Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) designed and developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) 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 (BEL) 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 proof of the growing maturity of the Indian drone industry ecosystem. The Advanced EW suite will be used in different naval ships including destroyers, frigates etc.
Modi will lay the foundation stone of the Rs 400 crore project at the Jhansi node of the 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.
Prime Minister Modi will 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.
The Prime Minister will also launch the national programme of Simulation Training for NCC cadets with the aim to scale up simulation training facilities for all three wings of NCC. It includes setting up of Rifle Firing Simulators for the Army Wing of NCC, Microlight flying simulators for Air Wing and Rowing simulators for the Naval wing.
Modi will dedicate to the nation augmented reality-powered electronic kiosks at the National War Memorial which will enable visitors to pay floral homage to martyrs through a simple click of a button, according to the PMO.