Makes an attempt of forces, be it from inside India or overseas, to hurt the nation’s pursuits should be thwarted successfully, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned on Monday whereas highlighting the necessity for a ‘whole-of-government strategy” to fight myriad nationwide safety challenges.
In an handle at a naval seminar, Modi mentioned nationwide defence is not restricted to borders however has a much wider ambit and the armed forces and different stakeholders should work collectively to bolster the nation’s army capabilities.
He mentioned as India establishes itself on the worldwide stage, there have been fixed assaults on it by way of misinformation and disinformation campaigns.
The prime minister mentioned his authorities has developed a brand new defence ecosystem within the nation to spice up home defence manufacturing.
”Within the final eight years, we now have not solely elevated the defence finances, however we now have additionally ensured that it’s helpful within the growth of defence manufacturing ecosystem in India itself,” he mentioned.
”At this time, a big a part of the finances earmarked for the acquisition of defence gear is being spent on procurement from Indian corporations,” he mentioned.
The prime minister mentioned India’s defence imports have come down by about 21 per cent within the final four-five years and the nation is now transferring quick from being a serious defence importer to changing into a major exporter.