In his Independence Day address to the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid out India’s vision to become self-reliant in the defence sector and shed light on the various reform measures being undertaken by the Central Government.
PM Modi said, “In order for India to become Aatmanirbhar, the country has initiated major reforms in the defence sector. Now, from pistols and guns to tanks and fighter jets, from artillery guns to missiles, everything will be made in India.” The Tejas aircraft is also being upgraded, added PM Modi.
The Prime Minister announced the expansion of NCC in 173 borders and coastal districts of India and added that government will induct one lakh new NCC cadets from border districts. In this, PM Modi said, about one-third of the daughters will be given this special training.