Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today appealed to the defence industries to increase their export capacity as there is demand for quality defence products all over the world.
Inaugurating the first phase of UP Deference Corridor in Aligarh she said that government will support them in every possible manner.
She said that the government will purchase their products for ten years if they produce good quality defence products.
Ms. Sitaraman said Vice chiefs of all the 3 forces are present on the occasion so that they decide on the procurement part and interact with the investors. She said she would appeal to the investors to look beyond the armed forces in terms of potential markets.
On this occasion Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath said that this Defence Corridor will increase job opportunities in the state.
Defence Minister said that her department is taking the call of Prime Minister’s Sabka saath sabka vikaas along with the defence capabilities plan and Aligarh’s Innovative Manufacturing will set example for finding innovative ways to defence solutions.
The first phase of proposed corridor started within 6 months after it was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during Investor’s summit in February this Year.
On the occasion Chief Minister of state Yogi Adityanath said that atmosphere of security for investment has come now in the state which is the best place for investment in country.
He said that Aligarh is famous for hardware manufacturing and Upcoming Bundelkand expressway connecting Agra – Jhansi – Chitrakoot will play a vital role in UP defence corridor. Minister of state for Defence Subhash Bhamre and UP industrial Minister Satish Mahana also graced the occasion.
Six nodal points have been identified for the corridor. They are Agra, Aligarh, Lucknow, Kanpur, Chitrakoot and Jhansi. Stakeholder interactions have already been held in Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra and Jhansi.