Army canteens cannot sell imported goods any longer. An October 19 internal order from the Defence Ministry said that in future, "procurement of direct imported items shall not be undertaken". This means that the 4000 army shops in the country that sell liquor, electronics and other goods at...
A textile manufacturer based in Surat said his unit has started making a fabric that can be used in products made for defence personnel such as Army uniforms, bags and bullet proof jackets. Sanjay from the Laxmipati Group said that the fabric which they made has been tested on all international parameters, and they have already received an order for 10 lakh metres of the fabric. The tough clothing material can be used for making Army shoes, jackets, trousers and tents, he added. Sanjay also informed that the type of fabric they have come up with usually gets imported, and their invention will help Prime Minister's call for an 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'.
BJP leader Uma Bharti said that Madhya Pradesh has the potential of becoming model number one of AatmaNirbhar Bharat. She said that MP is less populated and has forest, water reserves and that is why it has the potential of becoming first model of AatmaNirbhar Bharat.
"COVID pandemic has taught us that globalization and self reliance are equally important," said Prime Minister Narendra Modi at IIT Convocation Ceremony on November 07. "COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a lot. It has taught us that globalisation is essential but at the same time, self-reliance is equally important. Atmanirbhar Bharat drive is about new opportunities for our youth so that they can showcase their inventions freely," said Prime Minister Modi.
On the occasion of India's Constitution Day, soldiers deployed in Siachen and Kargil recited the preamble to the Constitution. They 'reaffirmed their commitment' to the Constitution, the Defence MInistry said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also addressed the nation and stressed on the importance of performance of duties in order to safeguard rights. Giving a mantra of KYC, or 'Know Your Constitution', he said that people need to gain a 'comprehensive understanding' of the document. President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, also led the nation in recitation of the preamble. India's Constituent Assembly had adopted the Constitution on November 26, 1949. Watch the full video for more.
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The first phase of the Malabar Exercise 2020 is underway with navies of India, US, Japan and Australia participating. This exercise comes at a time when China has been provoking India at the LAC in Ladakh. Japan , US and Australia have also been at loggerheads with Beijing over several issues in the recent past. The Indian Navy deployed a number of its key platforms including destroyer Ranvijay, frigate Shivalik, off-shore patrol vessel Sukanya, fleet support ship Shakti and submarine Sindhuraj. It is for first time in more than a decade that the exercise will see the participation of all four Quad countries. Australia is taking part in the exercise after 2007. The exercise will showcase the ‘high-levels of synergy and coordination between the friendly navies, which is based on their shared values and commitment to an open, inclusive Indo-Pacific and a rules-based international order,’ a Defence Ministry release had said. The second phase of Malabar 20 is scheduled to be conducted in the Arabian Sea in mid-November 2020. Watch the full video for all the details.
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India successfully test fired a new generation anti-radiation missile Rudram-1. The missile was test-fired at the integrated test range at Balasore in Odisha around 10:30 AM. The missile is likely to be integrated with the Sukhoi fighter jets of the Indian Force once the missile is ready for induction. The RUDRAM is first indigenous anti-radiation missile of the country for Indian Air Force (IAF), being developed by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The missile is integrated on SU-30 MKI fighter aircraft as the launch platform, having capability of varying ranges based on launch conditions. It has INS-GPS navigation with Passive Homing Head for the final attack. The RUDRAM hit the radiation target with pin-point accuracy,’ a statement from the Ministry of Defence said. With this, the country has established indigenous capability to develop long range air launched anti-radiation missiles for neutralising enemy Radars, communication sites and other RF emitting targets. Watch the full video for all the details on why Rudram-1 will be a gamechanger for India.
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