Defexpo 2018: Defence readiness was hit by policy paralysis, says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that India’s defence preparedness had been hampered by policy paralysis of earlier regimes, but his government was moving fast and resolving issues that should have been addressed long ago.
Inaugurating Defexpo 2018 near Mahabalipuram on East Coast Road, Modi said that India had seen how the “laziness, incompetence or perhaps some hidden motives” can cause damage to the nation.
Issues that should have been long addressed by previous governments are being resolved now like :
a)issue of providing bullet-proof jackets to Indian Army soldiers was kept hanging for years.
b)He also brought the process to a successful conclusion with a contract that will provide a boost to defence manufacturing in India.
Recalling the legacy of Indian armed forces and their services across the world, he said his government has made significant progress in defence manufacturing as well.