JHANSI/NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch multiple initiatives of the Defence sector at the Rashtra Raksha Samparpan Parv in Uttar Pradesh’s Jhansi on November 19.
The three-day event is being held in Jhansi from 17-19 November as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahaotsav celebrations.
Modi will formally hand over indigenously designed and developed equipment to Armed Forces Service Chiefs. These include handing over of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) designed and developed Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) to Chief of the Air Staff; drones/UAVs designed and developed by Indian startups to Chief of the Army Staff; and DRDO designed and Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) manufactured Advanced Electronic Warfare suite for naval ships to the Chief of Naval Staff. The LCH incorporates advanced technologies and stealth features for effective combat roles.
The deployment of Indian UAVs by Indian Armed Forces is also a proof of the growing maturity of the Indian drone industry ecosystem. The Advanced EW suite will be used in different naval ships including destroyers, frigates etc.
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The prime minister will also lay the foundation stone of the Rs 400 crore Project at Jhansi node of UP Defence Industrial Corridor. Bharat Dynamics Ltd is executing the project to set up a plant to produce propulsion systems for Anti-Tank Guided Missiles.
He will launch the NCC Alumni Association with the objective to provide a formal platform to enable NCC Alumni to reconnect with NCC. The Association will further the aims of NCC and assist in nation-building. It will witness enrolling the Prime Minister, a former NCC cadet, as the first member of the Association.
Modi will launch the National programme of Simulation Training for NCC cadets with the aim to scale up simulation training facilities for all the three wings of NCC. It includes setting up of Rifle Firing Simulators for the Army Wing of NCC, Microlight flying simulators for Air Wing and Rowing simulators for Naval wing.
Later, the prime minister will dedicate to the nation augmented reality powered electronic kiosks at the National War Memorial which will enable visitors to pay floral homage to martyrs through the simple click of the button.