Surat, Jan 16 : Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday flagged off 51st K9 VAJRA-T Gun from Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Armoured System Complex at Hazira in Gujarat's Surat.
At a gathering on the occasion, Rajnath Singh urged active participation of the private sector in defence manufacturing, reaffirming the Government’s commitment to make the nation an arms hub and net defence exporter.
He acknowledged the increasing participation of the private industry in defence production but stressed that there is still way to go to make India a global manufacturing hub. "Our Government is open to new ideas and is determined to use the energy, entrepreneurship spirit and enterprise of the private industry in the defence sector," said the Defence Minister.
The Centre, he assured, would make all efforts to remove roadblocks to achieve the goal of indigenisation and self-reliance in the defence sector. (UNI)