Bharatiya Janata Party National President Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda addressed the Ex-Servicemen Dialogue and Samman program organized in Raiwala, Uttarakhand on August 21 and interacted with the ex-servicemen. Ex-servicemen from every nook and corner of the state participated in the program. In this program along with Hon’ble National President, State President of the Uttarakhand Shri Madan Kaushik, Chief Minister Shri Pushkar Singh Dhami, Union Minister of State for Defense Shri Ajay Bhatt, State In-charge and MP Shri Dushyant Gautam, Co-in-Charge Smt. Rekha Verma, a large number of ex-servicemen and officers (retired) were present.
Shri Nadda said that I should come to Uttarakhand and not meet my soldiers, this cannot happen. It is our duty to give respect to the brave soldiers of the country who have given their all for the defense of the country. I definitely want to say one thing that our soldiers who have dedicated their lives for the defense of the country belong to the whole country. The entire nation is indebted to you for your sacrifice and valor.
Shri Nadda said that scams happened in every defense deal under Congress rule. Every purchase was a scam. It had become the policy of the Congress government to not take any decision in the interest of the country in any defense deal, instead indulge in corruption. But after Shri Narendra Modi become the Prime Minister, the work of modernization of the army has intensified. A fleet of 36 Rafale is joining the Indian Air Force. Along with this, Apache, Chinook, Surface to Air Missile and Howitzer guns are also being included. Earlier we were dependent on import of Bullet Proof Jackets but today under Make in India we are not only manufacturing world class Bullet Proof Jackets but also exporting the same.