A made-in-India gun was used for the primary time in 75 years for the ceremonial 21-shot salute to the tricolour on the historic Pink Fort on Independence Day.
Thus far, British weapons have been used for the ceremonial salute. Additionally, for the primary time, MI-17 helicopters showered flowers on the Pink Fort throughout Independence Day celebrations.
“The sound that we always wanted to hear, we are hearing it after 75 years. It is after 75 years that the tricolour has got the ceremonial salute at the Red Fort for the first time from a made-in-India gun,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated.
He stated all Indians will get impressed and really feel empowered on listening to this made-in-India gun roar.
The indigenous howitzer gun that was used for the ceremonial salute on Monday has been designed by the Centre-run Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation (DRDO).
In his speech, Prime Minister Modi additionally recommended the armed forces personnel for adopting his imaginative and prescient of Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) and taking steps in direction of realising it.
“I want to salute the soldiers of this country from my heart. The manner in which my vision of Atmanirbhar Bharat has been collectively adopted by the soldiers and officers of the armed forces, I can not salute them enough.” It’s not a small decision when a soldier determined to checklist 300 objects that it’ll not import from different nations, Modi stated.
He was referring to the Defence Ministry’s choice to concern a number of “positive indigenisation lists” that lists 300 plus objects which is not going to be imported after a sure time frame.
“I can see the seeds of Atmanirbhar Bharat in that resolution that will lead to the birth of a big tree,” Modi added. PTI DSP DSP NSD NSD