Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
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Day-long fast won't stop PM to inaugurate DefExpo on Thursday

Day-long fast won't stop PM to inaugurate DefExpo on Thursday

"The defence corridors will become engines of economic development and growth of defence industrial base", he said. These will utilize defence manufacturing ecosystems in the regions & further build upon it.

Over the last few years, we have made a humble beginning.

Highlighting the role played by the BJP government in reviving the defence sector, Modi said that on May 2014, defence export permissions granted stood at 118, for a total value of $577 million.

You need the government to grant a license to manufacture.

PM Modi also spoke about how his government had taken measures to protect Dalits.

PM Modi asserted that though India is a peace loving country but to protect people and territory well-equipped our Armed Forces are essential.

"Wonderful to see those more than 500 Indian companies & over 150 foreign companies are here".


India is an emerging defence manufacturing hub, says the PM in Thiruvidanthai. This is the land from where India Looked East and Acted East for thousands of years. Parties in Tamil Nadu, protesting over the non-formation of the Cauvery Management Board (CMB) were seen waving the flags near the airport in Alandur area of Chennai.

As the deadline expired, the Centre went to the top court, asking for clarifications on the structure of the body.

The four-day-long DefExpo is being held in the outskirts of Chennai, close to the temple town of Mahabalipuram.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party National President Amit Shah on Thursday led a fast by party MPs across the country in protest against the disruptions during the recently concluded Budget Session of Parliament. He was received by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Pandit, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, and deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam.

This comes a day after the main opposition party, DMK, asked people to hoist black flags atop their houses to oppose his visit.

Ahead of Modi's arrival at the airport here around 9 AM, protestors began congregating at several locations in groups in its vicinity.

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