India  

‘Slightly lagging behind…’: Army chief pushes for self-reliance in defence sector

Video Credit: HT Digital Content - Duration: 01:21s - Published
‘Slightly lagging behind…’: Army chief pushes for self-reliance in defence sector

‘Slightly lagging behind…’: Army chief pushes for self-reliance in defence sector

Observing that India has "lagged behind slightly" in terms of the quick pace modernisation undertaken by our adversaries, and dependence of Indian armed forces on equipment of foreign origin needs to be addressed, Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Thursday said self-reliance in the defence sector has become a strategic necessity.

While addressing the arms-industry partnership virtually, the Army Chief pitched for a self-reliant India to become the main player in the global economy.

"Today self-reliance in defence has become a strategic necessity.

It is imperative for us to invest in building long term indigenous capabilities for application across the entire spectrum of conflict.

Considering the quick pace of defence modernisation being undertaken by our adversaries, we are lagging behind slightly.

The continuous and heavy dependence of Indian armed forces on equipment of foreign origin needs to be addressed through indigenous capability development," he said.

Watch the full video for more details.


You Might Like


💡 newsR Knowledge: Other News Mentions

Indian Army Indian Army Land based branch of the Indian Armed Forces

Watch: Vicky Kaushal, Sonal Chauhan visit Uri for first time, attend Army’s event [Video]

Watch: Vicky Kaushal, Sonal Chauhan visit Uri for first time, attend Army’s event

Indian Army organised an event ‘Umeed Ki Sehar’ at Uri in J&K’s Baramulla. Bollywood celebrities Vicky Kaushal and Sonal Chauhan attended the one-day cultural event. Locals enthusiastically participated in the event. “I did a film on Uri but never got an opportunity to visit the place. This is my first visit to Uri. I have waited for this opportunity for long and I am very thankful to Vats sir, to the Indian Army. In the future as well, I will keep on searching for reasons to visit the place,” Vicky said. Sonal Chauhan thanked the Indian Army for the opportunity. “The best thing is that Vicky and I are the first among actors to visit Uri. I am feeling very proud. I would like to thank the Indian Army for this wonderful opportunity.” Watch the full video for more.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 02:35Published
Indo-Uzbek Joint Exercise Dustlik-ll: Uzbekistan Army contingent arrives in Delhi [Video]

Indo-Uzbek Joint Exercise Dustlik-ll: Uzbekistan Army contingent arrives in Delhi

Uzbekistan Army contingent arrived in Delhi on March 08 for Indo-Uzbek Joint Exercise Dustlik-ll. Rezang La Battalion Kharga Warriors representing Indian Army in exercise. The joint exercise is based on counter terrorist operations and enhancing military cooperation. The second edition of joint military exercise Dustlik-II will be held from March 10 to 19.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:09Published
Vicky Kaushal, Sonal Chauhan grace cultural event organised by Indian Army in Uri [Video]

Vicky Kaushal, Sonal Chauhan grace cultural event organised by Indian Army in Uri

The Dagger Division of Indian Army organised cultural event "Umeed Ki Sehar" to promote the talent of youth. The event was organised at the border area of Uri in Baramulla district of North Kashmir. B-town celebs Vicky Kaushal and Sonal Chauhan were also in attendance. Many participants gave breath-taking performances at the festival. Scores of people mesmerised with cultural performances. Vicky Kaushal also joined them during the performance. He also raised 'How's the Josh' war-cry during the event. Bollywood stars lauded Indian Army's efforts to bridge the gap between 'Jawan aur Awaam'.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 03:57Published

Manoj Mukund Naravane Manoj Mukund Naravane Chief of Army Staff

Rajnath Singh attends Combined Commanders' Conference [Video]

Rajnath Singh attends Combined Commanders' Conference

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended Combined Commanders' Conference in Kevadia on March 05. He also visited the Statue of Unity today along with COAS General MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, CDS General Bipin Rawat and IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:25Published
'Nobody wants unsettled border': Army chief Naravane on India-China LAC row [Video]

'Nobody wants unsettled border': Army chief Naravane on India-China LAC row

Army Chief General MM Naravane spoke about India's position on the standoff with China in Ladakh and said that the resolve of safeguarding the country's interest was shown. The Army chief added that India's engagements with China should continue as they have in the past. “Whatever we did has shown the resolve that we have in maintaining our interest foremost. With this approach our relations with China would develop along the path we wish. As two neighbours, who would like to have peace and tranquility on their borders. Engagements with China must continue as they have in the past, nobody wants an unsettled border,” he said. A border standoff between the Indian and Chinese militaries began in May last year. In June, it resulted in a clash in Galwan Valley in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. After nearly nine months, both armies withdrew artillery and camps, marking disengagement.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 01:54Published
PM Modi hands over Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to Indian Army [Video]

PM Modi hands over Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to Indian Army

Prime Minister Narendra Modi handed over the Arjun Main Battle Tank (MK-1A) to Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on February 14. The state of the Arjun Main Battle Tank MK-1A has been indigenously designed, developed and manufactured by CVRDE, DRDO along with 15 academic institutions, 8 labs and several MSMEs. PM Modi is in poll bound state Tamil Nadu.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:19Published

Chief of the Army Staff (India) Chief of the Army Staff (India)

Students gift facemasks to soldiers in Surat [Video]

Students gift facemasks to soldiers in Surat

Students of a school in Surat city have gifted approx 5,000 face masks to soldiers of Indian Army for their protection from COVID-19 virus. They invited Army Chief Gen MM Naravane and felicitated him for their selfless services towards the country. Army Chief also thanked the students and the school authority for their love and respect for the brave soldiers. Face masks and sanitizers have became necessity during the time of pandemic and gifting facemasks to soldiers showed students' love for them.

Credit: ANI    Duration: 01:56Published
‘Around 400 terrorists waiting to infiltrate’: Army Chief slams Pakistan [Video]

‘Around 400 terrorists waiting to infiltrate’: Army Chief slams Pakistan

Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane lashed out at Pakistan over its continued support to terrorists. Speaking at the Army Day celebration, the Army Chief said that Indian forces have been giving a stern response to provocations at the border and added that around 300 to 400 terrorists are waiting across the border to infiltrate into India. He also added that forces have thwarted numerous infiltration attempts by terrorists into Kashmir. The Army Chief also added that there has been a 44% rise in ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Watch the full video for all the details.

Credit: HT Digital Content    Duration: 01:53Published

Related videos from verified sources

Watch: New made-in-India tanks for Army; PM Modi to hand over Arjun Mark 1A [Video]

Watch: New made-in-India tanks for Army; PM Modi to hand over Arjun Mark 1A

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hand over Main Battle Tank Arjun Mark 1A to the Indian Army at an event on February 14. The tanks have been fully designed and developed by India's Defence Research..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 03:14Published
‘Self-reliance in manufacturing of defence equipment crucial’: Rajnath Singh [Video]

‘Self-reliance in manufacturing of defence equipment crucial’: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that attaining self-reliance in manufacturing of defence equipment is a crucial factor for maintaining India's strategic autonomy. Singh was addressing the 'Startup..

Credit: HT Digital Content     Duration: 04:11Published
Attaining self-reliance in defence equipment manufacturing crucial for maintaining India's strategic autonomy: Rajnath Singh [Video]

Attaining self-reliance in defence equipment manufacturing crucial for maintaining India's strategic autonomy: Rajnath Singh

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended 'Startup Manthan 2021' in Bengaluru. Speaking at the event, Rajnath Singh said, "Our Government is acutely conscious that startups being the latest..

Credit: ANI     Duration: 02:01Published