“India Is Prepared to Safeguard Its People and Territorial Integrity”, says defence minister

New Delhi: The nation is fully prepared to make a counter-attack and defeat any misadventure from the neighboring countries, and protect its people and defend the territorial integrity at any cost, ensured Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, during his address at the Aero India 2021 (Bengaluru) today.

“India faces threats and challenges emanating from multiple fronts. India is a victim of state-sponsored and state inflicted terrorism, which is now a global threat”, asserted the defense minister, adding, “We have long witnessed unfortunate attempts to employ force to change the status quo along our unresolved borders. India is vigilant and prepared to counter and defeat any misadventure to defend our people and the territorial integrity at all costs”. 

Lauding the Aero India 2021, Singh said that the event exhibits India’s huge potentials. He also mentioned that it has the flair of becoming ‘the world’s first-ever hybrid aero and defense exhibition’.

Also, looking at the pandemic amidst which the event has been organized, he said – “Despite the constraints caused by the global pandemic, I am pleased to see such a large number of participants in this year’s event. It is coming from the world’s leading nations in the field of military and aviation”.

Notably, the DRDO (Defense Research Development Organization) during the Aero India event showcased the Indian Airforce’s under-development 5th-generation fighter aircraft, namely Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft. “The aircraft will come with stealth features and all capabilities of a multirole fighter plane”, revealed DRDO.

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