Defence enterprises hand over products to armed forces

Union home minister stressed on the need to design light weight bullet-proof jackets and helmets

GN Bureau | September 13, 2017


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 Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman laid emphasis on becoming self-reliant in defence production.

 
She lauded defence public sector undertakings (DPSUs) and ordnance factories (OFs) for their efforts. The minister was speaking on the occasion of handing over of several products developed by DPSUs and OFs to the central armed police forces (CAPFs).
 
The products which were handed over to the CAPFs were an armoured bus and bullet-proof jackets. An unmanned aerial vehicle was handed over by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to central reserve police force. Small arms like assault rifle and carbine were also given to CRPF. An all terrain vehicle was handed over by defence enterprise Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) to Border Security Force (BSF).
 
Union home minister Rajnath Singh said India wants to reduce its dependence on defence imports. Make in India is the right initiative to achieve that, he said. 
 
He expressed satisfaction that the indigenous content has increased in the defence production and hoped that fully indigenous products will be produced by the DPSUs and OFs soon. Singh stressed on the need to design light weight bullet-proof jackets and helmets for the forces.

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