‘Need stronger armed forces to become developed nation’

02 October,2023 08:22 AM IST |  New Delhi  |  Agencies

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also underlined need for effective utilisation of financial resources by the three services and to bolster vigilance mechanism

Rajnath Singh during the ‘Defence Accounts Department Day’

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India needs stronger armed forces with modern equipment to become a developed nation by 2047, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday while underlining the need for effective utilisation of financial resources by the three services.

Singh made the remarks after launching several digital initiatives of the Defence Accounts Department (DAD) during its 276th annual day celebrations at
Delhi Cantonment.

Describing the DAD as the "guardian of defence finance", he emphasised the need to bolster the internal vigilance mechanism so that any suspicious activity can be detected and reviewed immediately.

This, he said, will not only help in dealing with the problem quickly but also increase the trust of the people in the department.

"If we wish to create a developed nation, we will need stronger armed forces with modern arms and equipment. Therefore, it is necessary to effectively utilise the financial resources available to us.

There should balance between the demands of services and the allocation of available resources," Singh said.

He also suggested creation of an in-house standing committee that can research and study market forces and provide market intelligence to the field officers.

During his address, Singh appreciated the organisation for its efforts towards enhancing the country's defence capabilities through a transparent and efficient financial system.

Annual Day Celberation

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