Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the C-295 Aircraft Manufacturing Facility in Vadodara, Gujarat.
He also visited an exhibition showcasing technological and manufacturing strides in the aerospace industry under Aatmanirbhar Bharat.
Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that India has taken a big step in the direction of making India the manufacturing hub of the world.
He said India is making fighter jets, tanks, submarines, medicines, vaccines, electronic gadgets, mobile phones, and cars that are popular in many countries.
Prime Minister remarked that India is moving forward with the mantra of ‘Make in India, Make for the Globe’, and now India is becoming a huge manufacturer of transport aircraft in the world.
Prime Minister stated that he can foresee that India will soon be manufacturing big passenger aircraft that will proudly bear the words ‘Made in India’.
He said that the facility for which the foundation stone was laid, has the power to transform the country’s defence and transport sector.
He pointed out that it is for the first time that this big investment is taking place in the Indian Defence sector.
Transport aircraft, manufactured here will not only give strength to the armed forces but it will help in developing a new ecosystem of aircraft manufacturing “Vadodara which is famous as a cultural and education center, will develop a new identity as an aviation sector hub”, he said.