Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh highlighted India’s unprecedented technological strides in the defense sector, ushering in an era of advanced weaponry and disruptive technologies. Speaking at the Indian Military Heritage Festival, organized by the United Service Institution of India (USI) in New Delhi.
Dr Jitendra stressed the country’s preparedness to harness cutting-edge innovations like Quantum Computing, Artificial Intelligence, and Cyber Security, propelling India to the forefront of global defense technology.
Gone are the days of antiquated weaponry, remarked Dr Jitendra Singh, as he underscored India’s status among the seven select nations utilizing Quantum Technology. He further emphasized the significance of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s recent launch of the National Quantum Mission, signaling India’s commitment to leading the charge in pioneering scientific advancements.
The Minister expounded on various initiatives within the realm of science and technology, shedding light on the significant contributions of institutions like IIT Madras, IIT Roorkee, IISER Pune, IIT Mandi, and IISc Bengaluru. These organizations are actively engaged in trailblazing research and development, including the creation of secure mobile phones for defense personnel, indigenous Nano drones aiding counter-terrorism operations, and advancements in Naval Combat Management Systems, among other groundbreaking endeavors.
India’s Defense Sector Poised for Global Leadership, Asserts Dr Jitendra Singh
With an eye on the future, Dr Jitendra Singh emphasized the continuous evolution of disruptive technologies and their ever-expanding influence on military operations. Stressing the imperative of adapting and integrating these technologies, he underlined their role in preserving military superiority and bolstering national security in the contemporary era.
Moreover, Dr Jitendra Singh lauded the current government’s remarkable achievements in the fields of science, technology, and innovation. Citing noteworthy triumphs such as the Chandrayaan-3 mission, the Aditya L1 solar mission, and the successful development of COVID-19 vaccines, he emphasized their pivotal role in transforming India’s global image.
The Minister further commended Prime Minister Modi’s recent accomplishments, particularly the success of the G20 Summit in New Delhi. He heralded the formation of the Global Biofuels Alliance, a crucial step toward India’s ambitious goal of achieving net-zero emissions by 2070. Dr Jitendra Singh also applauded the inclusion of the African Union in the G20, emphasizing India’s emerging leadership role in the global arena.
“In the leadership of Prime Minister Modi, India is no longer a follower but a trailblazer,” stated Dr Jitendra Singh, encapsulating the sentiment of India’s journey towards becoming a leading force in global affairs.