Pakistan and China have realized India’s military power, these are their hopes from the new year.
Nefarious neighboring Pakistan and trickster China have now realized India’s military prowess. Other countries of the world also believe that India is continuously increasing its military capability.
The government’s efforts to strengthen the defense sector have started paying off over the years. This is the reason that neither China tricks in Ladakh, nor Pakistan’s nefarious plans in Kashmir are successful.
The barriers to the modernization of the army have been overcome. The new year will prove to be an increase in strategic strength.
A policy of zero tolerance: India is adopting a policy of zero tolerance on terrorism and internal security. Modern satellites are watching the movement on the border of China and Pakistan.
The moment-to-moment information is conveyed to the top leadership, including the Secretary of Defense.
This is proof that when Chinese soldiers tried to infiltrate into Galvan valley, Indian soldiers responded to them. Firing on the Pakistani border is also responded to appropriately.
Weapons for emergencies: In 2016, the deployment of the tank and supersonic cruise missile BrahMos was approved on the Arunachal border.
The mobilization of military and munitions at the border has been increased. To the extent infrastructure is ready.
Roads improved condition: In 2017, a 9.15 km road bridge was built over the river Lohit, a tributary of the Brahmaputra. It connects Assam to Arunachal by road.
It is capable of withstanding 60-tonne tanks. Logistic support for the military has improved significantly. The network of roads laid along the border has improved India’s condition.
The impact of the decisions will be seen:
Last year, the Government of India, under one decision after another, made the foreign direct investment rules in the country more stringent for the neighbors whose boundaries are shared by us.
Under the new rule, government permission is mandatory before participating in any Indian company. The impact of this policy will be seen.
Emphasis on indigenous supply: The government will notify arms, commodities, spares wherein imports will be banned and their indigenous supplies will be made.
Everything from pistols and guns to tanks and fighter jets, artillery guns to missiles, will be made in India itself.
Apart from this, Tejas aircraft will also be upgraded. There will be corporatization of the Ordinance Factory. This will also increase employment.
Expansion of NCC: On Independence Day, Prime Minister Modi announced the expansion of NCC in 173 borders and coastal districts of India.
He said that the government will induct 1 lakh new NCC cadets from border districts. In this, special training will be given to about one-third of the daughters.
Multiple targets simultaneously: We have 30 Sukhoi MKIs which are more advanced than Sukhoi 27 in China. They can target 20 targets simultaneously.
India has 380 such drones that can carry out attacks with bombs and missiles weighing less than 500 kg.
Make in India will change the picture: The government’s readiness is to make defense needs self-sufficient under Make in India and also to increase exports.
Keeping this in view, the export of defense products by 2024-25 has been set at a target of Rs 35,000 crore. Earlier, defense exports stood at Rs 1,500 in FY 2016-17 and Rs 4,500 crore in 2017-18.
Agreement with foreign companies will have an impact:
Last year, at the 11th Defense Expo held in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow, 172 manufacturers of defense equipment from 70 countries and 857 companies from India participated.
Of these, 23 companies signed an agreement with the Uttar Pradesh government to manufacture defense products in the state. 13 defense products were launched under Make in India. This will create employment in large numbers.
Defense Corridor gift: Defense corridor is an ambitious government project involving the defense sector. The defense corridor is a route, which includes several cities.
In these cities, industries are developed to manufacture military goods and equipment. Many companies form part of this project. Public sector, private sector, and MSMEs participate to form and operate the corridor.
Nine countries showed interest in the procurement of Akash: In late 2020, the central government approved the export of the Akash missile system.
According to the Ministry of Defense, nine countries in Southeast Asia and Africa have shown interest in purchasing this missile system. It is a surface-to-air missile and has a strike range of 25 km.
It was inducted into the Air Force in 2014 and the Army in 2015. Apart from this, various countries have also expressed their desire to purchase coastal surveillance systems, radar, and air equipment.
Investors will get land: In the defense corridor, investors will get land in the new year itself.
The process of giving possession of land to companies that have entered into an investment agreement with UPDA has started.