"Make in India" Dream Taking Shape On Madhya Pradeshs Soil
Bhind. It is a matter of happiness and pride that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's dream of 'Make in India' has taken a shape on the soil of Madhya Pradesh in the form of establishment of country's first small weapons manufacturing unit of the private sector. This is a first joint project under the FDI ( Foreign Direct Investment).. This was said by the Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. He was addressing the inaugural programme of World Level Small Weapons Manufacturing unit established in the partnership of Punj Llyod Company and Israel Weapons Industries at Malanpur Industrial area of district Bhind. The programme was chaired by the Union Minister for Panchayati Raj and Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar.
Chouhan mentioned that Madhya Pradesh is the first state which has prepared an investment policy after the announcement of the Prime Minister about 49 percent FDI in defence sector. As a result, this unit has been established. He further mentioned that defence equipment which were used to be imported by the country will be manufactured on Madhya Pradesh's soil now. The state government is making prompt efforts to make an investment policy in this sector to realise the dreams of the Prime Minister. Sanitation call given by the Prime Minister has been successfully implemented in the state. It is a matter of joy that 8 cities of Madhya Pradesh are among the 25 cities selected in the competition held between 500 cities of the country. First and second position are achieved by Indore and Bhopal. Moreover, Gwalior has occupied the special place. He congratulated office bearers of urban bodies and people of the state in this regard.
Moreover, Chouhan stated that Bharat and Israel are strong friends. Both the countries are committed for elimination of terrorism from the world. Chouhan heartily welcomed Ambassador of Israel and other representatives present in the programme. He assured them that they will not repent for their investment in Madhya Pradesh. Not only employment opportunities will generate here but it will pave a way for prosperity and development of the world.
In the beginning CM Chouhan and Union Minister Tomar inaugurated the small weapon manufacturing unit lighting a lamp and unveiling the inscription. They apprised themselves about the weapons being manufactured here while inspecting the unit.
Now Both Soldiers and Weapons belongs to this Place - CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan stated that Bhind district is a pride of Madhya Pradesh. Soldiers of this place are rendering their services courageously at the borders. It is a matter of pleasure that now soldiers of this area will have weapons manufactured in the land of Chambal. They will now contribute in the security of the country with more high morale.
Furthermore, Chouhan said that an about 300 meter long Chambal Express Way will be constructed in areas of Sheopur-Morena and Bhind districts through properly structuring ravines.Biggest livehood of the country will be developed through industrial development on both the sides of the express way in the land which was notorious once. He mentioned that this express way will establish new milestones for the allround development of Chambal region.
CM Chouhan will tour Israel - CM Chouhan said that he will visit Israel after the Prime Minister visit. Especially opportunities of joint efforts will be explored in the agriculture sector. Also deliberations will be made for joint partnership on cultural and defence related subjects.
Chief SIVT of Israel Defence Ministry Micheal Ben mentioned that Israel Defence Ministry supports the cooperation of India. Transfer of information and technology will be continued in future also. He further said that Israel and India will keep on deliberating towards cooperation in defence industries developing advance defence equipments.
President S.K. Group of Israel Samaay Katsav stated that we are fortunate to have Punj Llyod as our trustworthy and knowledgeable partner. He mentioned that we have become one to face proven techniques of battle of IWI with mutual cooperation. Katsav said that Isreal is ready with enthusiasm for contribution in ‘Make in India’ Programme.
Ambassador of Israel to India Daniel Carmon stated that we are celebrating 25 yeras partnership of India and Israel. This partnership is expanding becoming more versatile.
Chairman Punj Llyod Atul Punj also expressed views on the occasion. He mentioned that Punj Llyod defence system will fulfil the requirement of most advance defence equipments used in the country. Atul said that we are moving ahead with full techniques to produce defence equipments under the’ Make in India’ form.
It may be mentioned that Israel weapon industry is leader in the world for manufacturing advance weapons like ‘Tavor, UG and Galil’. These kind of weapons are being used at present in India by special force of Indian Army, Navy, Marine Commandos, Coast Guards, Airforce Commandos, Border Security Force, Kobra and special units of CRPF.