PM Modi, DM Rajnath Singh set target of achieving 70 pc ‘Aatmanirbharta’ in weaponry by 2027: J&K LG

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Monday said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh have set a target of achieving 70 percent ‘Aatmanirbharta’ in weaponry by 2027.

Speaking at the North Tech Symposium organised jointly by the Northern Command and IIT Jammu, Sinha said that it is a proud moment for Academia as for the first time since its inception North-Tech Symposium, defence expo is being held in IIT Jammu.

“The PM and Defence Minister have set the target of achieving 70 percent Aatmanirbharta in weaponry by 2027, which is providing unlimited opportunities to private industries, MSMEs and tech startups. It signals our steadfast commitment to self-reliance,” said Sinha.

“This year is unique since Northern Command, SIDM and IIT Jammu are jointly hosting hundreds of Industries and defence tech start-ups,” he said.

Singh said, “under leadership of PM Narendra Modi, the country has witnessed a major push for Aatmanirbharta in Defence. We are a responsible space power and have shown our strategic strength. Also,the launch of INS Vikrant last year vindicated our resolve to develop indigenous capabilities.”

“Our arms imports have reduced significantly in the last 4-5 years and defence exports reached an all time high in the last financial year. It shows our commitment to innovation and Indigenous technology development,” he added.

The Lieutenant Governor added, “our greater thrust on R&D, innovation for defence excellence will ensure India is fully prepared for Future Warfare. I congratulate and express my deep gratitude to the armed forces for complete devotion to the motherland and determination to strengthen our national security.”


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