PM Modi News / PM Narendra Modi flew in fighter plane Tejas, said this by sharing the picture

Zoom News : Nov 25, 2023, 01:30 PM
PM Modi News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reached Bengaluru. Here he flew in light weight fighter aircraft Tejas. Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew in fighter aircraft Tejas in Bengaluru. Let us tell you that PM Modi had visited the facility of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in Bengaluru. Information in this regard was also given by the PMO. Let us tell you that the light combat aircraft Tejas is indigenous. Let us tell you that many countries have shown interest in purchasing Tejas fighter aircraft. US defense giant GE Aerospace also signed a deal with HAL to jointly produce engines for the MK-2-Tejas during PM Modi's visit. In April this year, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh had said that India's defense exports have reached an all-time high of Rs 15,920 crore. He called it a remarkable achievement for the country.

PM Modi tweeted

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has also shared the pictures of this flight. In these pictures, PM Modi is seen in the uniform of an Air Force pilot. Sharing these pictures, he tweeted and wrote, 'Today, while flying in Tejas, I can say with great pride that due to our hard work and dedication, we are no less than anyone in the world in the field of self-reliance. Hearty congratulations to the Indian Air Force, DRDO and HAL as well as all Indians.

Dependence on other countries reduced for defense procurement

Positive results of the Self-reliant India initiative have also been seen, due to which the dependence on foreign defense purchases has also reduced. This has strengthened India's strategic and economic capabilities. The share of expenditure on defense procurement from other countries has declined from 46 per cent in 2018-19 to 36.7 per cent by December 2022.

Indian companies sold weapons worth more than Rs 70 thousand crores

According to a report, under the Make in India Initiative, Indian defense manufacturers have sold weapons worth Rs 70,500 crore, the most important of which is the BrahMos missile. Apart from these, Indian companies have also manufactured electronic warfare systems for the Navy and helicopters for maritime operations. Apart from these, the Air Force has also approved long-range stand-off weapon for Sukhoi SU-30 MKI jet.