New Delhi: Spending Diwali with the soldiers at the Indian border post of Longewala, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India has come out as a forceful voice against the ideology of expansionism.
PM said that entire world is troubled by the forces of expansionism which is a mental perversion reflective of 18th century thinking.
Referring to the stress on Aatmnirbharta and ‘Vocal for Local’, the Prime Minister said that recently it has been decided by the forces that more than 100 weapons and accessories will not be imported anymore. He complimented the armed forces for leading the way in being vocal for local.
PM Modi called upon the youth of the country to produce for the armed forces as many startups are coming forward to meet the needs of the forces. He expressed the hope that youth-led startups in the defence sector will take the country forward on the path of Aatmnirbharta.
The Prime Minister said, inspired by the armed forces, the country is trying to save each and every citizen in the times of the pandemic. Along with ensuring food for the citizens, the country is working on putting the economy back on track.