Defense Minister Rajnath Singh with Army Chief General Manoj Pandey and others at the release of the special cover during the 75th Army Day, in Bengaluru on Sunday, January 15, 2023. Photo Credit: PTI
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the government is committed to strengthening national security by equipping the army with state-of-the-art weapons and technologies and making India one of the world’s most powerful countries and strongest economies by 2047.
In his address, Mr. Singh, who participated in the Shaurya Sandhya organized as part of the 75th Army Day celebrations in Bengaluru, also said that the focus of the Central Government has always been to develop a strong and foolproof security apparatus and the strength of its security Due system, India has become the fifth largest economy in the world and has emerged as a preferred and reliable investment destination.
“In the last financial year, India registered the highest ever FDI inflow of US$ 83.57 billion,” Singh said.
military preparedness for the future
Urging the Indian Armed Forces to work on their strategy, tactics and policies keeping in mind the challenges of the future, he said, “Every day becomes tomorrow. Any army or organization that prepares itself only according to the present soon becomes out of date and ineffective. It is imperative to work on tomorrow, the day after tomorrow and the next 25-30 years. This will ensure our security and prosperity. Let us all together build a developed and secure India.
The Defense Minister also paid tributes to several revolutionaries of the state who laid down their lives to ensure the country’s freedom from foreign rule.
The defense minister said, “The event is also a tribute to Field Marshal Cariappa, who himself belonged to Karnataka and led our army in the first war of independent India and contributed significantly in strengthening the army.”