Defence Minister Rajnath Singh handed over indigenously-developed equipment and systems to the Indian Army in New Delhi today.
Future Infantry Soldier, new generation anti-personnel mine, upgraded sights system for tanks, high mobility Infantry Protected Vehicles and Assault Boats are among the state-of-the-art equipments.
The equipment/systems have been jointly developed by Indian Army in collaboration with Defence Research and Development Organisation and the Industry, in line with the Prime Minister’s vision to modernise the Armed Forces, under the ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan’.
Mr Rajnath Singh exuded confidence that these equipment and systems will enhance the operational preparedness of the Indian Army and enhance their efficiency.
He said, it is a shining example of the country’s growing self-reliance prowess, in partnership with the private sector and other institutions. Defence Minister asserted that the infrastructural needs of the Armed Forces are increasing with constantly-changing times.
He called for infrastructural development based on latest technology to help the Armed Forces remain prepared to deal with future challenges. Mr Singh also urged the Armed Forces to strive for excellence and continue dedicating themselves towards Nation Building.