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PM Modi to Hand Over Indian Made Equipment to Forces

PM Modi to Hand Over Indian Made Equipment to Forces

Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India, will hand over Indian-made drones, combat helicopters, and advanced electronic warfare equip to armed services chiefs during Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv on Friday at Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi.

The three-day Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv event, which started on 17th November, is part of the center's 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav' celebrations to flag the 75th Independence year.

According to a statement by the government, the Prime Minister will hand over Light Combat Helicopters designed and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to the Chief of Air Staff. He will hand over drones and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) built by Indian start-ups to the Chief of the Army Staff and Advanced Electronic Warfare suite, manufactured by Defence Research and Development Organisation for ships, to the Chief of Navy Staff.

The government release said the Prime Minister handing over the made-in-India equipment to armed services chiefs aims to give a thrust to its Atmanirbhar Bharat push in the defense sector.

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Besides handing over the equipment to chiefs of services, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for a ₹ 400 crore project at the Jhansi node of UP Defence Industrial Corridor to make propulsion systems Anti-Tank Guided Missiles.

PM Modi will also launch the Alumni Association of National Cadet Corps, and as a former cadet, he will be enrolled as the first member of the association. The Prime Minister will also launch the national program of Simulation Training for NCC cadets to scale up training facilities for the three wings of NCC.

He will also dedicate to the nation electronic kiosks for the National War Memorial that are powered by augmented reality. This will enable visitors to pay floral homage to soldiers killed in action by clicking the button.

The ministry said that modern Indian warships, including the indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant, will be equipped with the indigenous electronic warfare suite, marking a significant step towards Atmanirbhar Bharat.

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