Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver Indian-made combat helicopters, drones and advanced electronic warfare suites to the heads of the armed services during the Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi on Friday.
The three-day Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv, which started today, is part of the downtown’s ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’ celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of Independence.
According to a government statement, the Prime Minister will hand over the light combat helicopters designed and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to the Air Chief of Staff. It will deliver drones and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) built by Indian startups to the Chief of Staff of the Army and the Advanced Electronic Warfare package, manufactured by the Defense Research and Development Organization for ships, to the Chief of Staff of the Navy.
The government statement said that the prime minister who handed over the Indian-made equipment to the heads of the armed services aims to give a boost to his Atmanirbhar Bharat momentum in the defense sector.
In addition to handing over the equipment to service chiefs, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for a Rs 400 million project at the Jhansi node of the UP Defense Industrial Corridor to manufacture propulsion systems for anti-tank guided missiles.
PM Modi will also launch the National Cadet Corps Alumni Association and, as a former cadet, will be enrolled as the first member of the association. The Prime Minister will also launch the national NCC cadet simulation training program to expand training facilities for the three NCC wings.
It will also dedicate augmented reality electronic kiosks for the National War Memorial to the nation. This will allow visitors to pay floral tribute to soldiers killed in action with the click of the button.