Focus on being self-reliant in defence technology: Rajnath Singh tells stakeholders

Times of India | 1 month ago | 22-05-2022 | 04:06 pm

Focus on being self-reliant in defence technology: Rajnath Singh tells stakeholders

NAGPUR: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday asked stakeholders in the sector to focus on being "self-reliant in defence technology while keeping pace with technology outside". During his visit to Nagpur in Maharashtra, Singh also asked defence commanders to follow the correct maintenance and operational practices with the safety of personnel in mind, a release from a defence spokesperson said. Air Marshal Shashiker Chaudhary, AOC-in-C Maintenance Command, and other dignitaries from civil and military establishments received Singh on his arrival at the airport here. Singh interacted with some defence sector stakeholders at the airport, the release said. He was briefed about various activities undertaken by defence establishments, including the Army, the Air Force & defence PSUs, in this region, it said. While addressing the defence sector stakeholders, Singh advised them to focus on being "atmanirbhar (self-reliant) in defence technology while keeping pace with technology outside".

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