New Delhi: When we respect our weapons, the world will also trust them, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while participating in the Swavalamban seminar organized by the NIA.
The PM inaugurated the Sprint challenge that aims to facilitate the use of indigenous technology in the Indian Navy.
India continues establishing remarkable footsteps globally but some fake information are spreading across the nation. Not only from the borders, but people should also be saved from such misinformation too, the PM clarified.
How can we expect the world to invest in us if we are not ready to trust our products? The PM asked.
When we trusted Brahmos the world came forward to it, PM reminded.
He said that the nation is progressing in its shift from importing to exporting weapons. There is a decrease of 4-5% in the defence imports and we exported products worth 13000 crore Rs in the last year alone. This is a combined result of the involvement of the private sectors too.
The nation is moving towards the path of attaining complete self-reliance of defence products. This a pride moment, Modi added while addressing the team members
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Harikumar were also present in the occasion.