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    Aero India 2021: Indigenous defence capabilities foundation to enduring peace, says Rajnath

    By: Express News Service | Delhi |

    October 8, 2020 1:16:53 am





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    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a press conference.(File/Express by Amit Mehra)

    Amid the standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday said that is a peace-loving country and believes that indigenous defence capabilities are the foundations to “enduring peace”.

    Addressing a virtual meet — attended by Ambassadors, High Commissioners and Defence Attaches of over 75 countries — on the upcoming 13th biennial Aero India exhibition, the minister mentioned the steps taken by the government to boost domestic defence production, including increasing the FDI limit to 74 per cent through automatic route, the new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020 released last week, revised offset guidelines to promote investment in India for co-development and co-production, among others.

    “We are a peace-loving country. We remain committed to peace and stability across the world. We also remain committed to the belief that self-reliance and indigenous defence capabilities are the foundations to enduring peace,” the Union minister said.

    The exhibition, which showcases India's aerospace and defence manufacturing capabilities, will be held in Bengaluru in February next year.

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