- Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates new facilities at GRSE
Two new facilities have been installed and inaugurated at Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) Limited, celebrating “Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan”. CNC Plasma Cutting Machine and a Modern Hull Block Fabrication Complex have been installed to uplift the self-reliant goals of the nation.
The CNC Plasma Cutting facility installed at the cost of Rs 4.14 crore, will enhance the plate cutting capacity by 30 per cent, while the Complex, constructed at a cost of Rs 19 crore for Hull block Fabrication will enable concurrent construction of large hull blocks in a covered environment, increasing the capacity of hull blocks by 25 per cent.
- Satellite phones for Indian Army, BSF, and CRPF
The Centre announced that satellite-based telephones are being provided for over 1000 remote areas, and border areas to improve connectivity. As Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad reveals, these facilities are made to serve a better life to the people working relentlessly in the borders, and also to strengthen communication between the soldiers and their families.
The service is also being provided for the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), etc.
- Project-751 India
The Defence Ministry reveals that the tender for the construction of submarines is expected to be issued next month to defence shipyard Mazagon Docks (MDL) and private ship-builder L&T for the submarine programme, called Project-75 India (P-75I). It will be the first project to be put into action by the NDA under the “Make in India” policy, costing around Rs 42,000 crore.
- Rafale jets not enough to save Indian Air Force
July 19 welcomed the first five Rafale jets. 31 more are to arrive as per the contract with the French Manufacturers, gradually leading up to the requirement of 126 such jets. However, these will not be enough to uplift the major lags faced by the Air Force. The dormancy in taking up initiatives to better the equipment over the last 20 years will be a major issue, and will fall behind if it comes face to face with China.
- Empower India to deter China
The recent clash at Galwan valley has drawn a definite line between India and China. PM Modi’s government builds a strategic partnership with the US to counter Chinese dominance in the Indo-Pacific region.
The difference between the first Indo-China border war in 1962 and the situations of 2020 highlights the fact that China is far above than our nation, in terms of economy and military strength.