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AK-47s to be made under Make in India Initiative : PM Modi

AK-47s to be made under Make in India Initiative : PM Modi
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Modi said under Make in India, production increased by 80 per cent

Under Make in India, three types of artillery guns to be produced, one of which will be capable of destroying targets deep inside Pakistan - PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in a statement on Friday, said India hadn't procured artillery guns after Bofors in 1985 but now, production has increased by 80 per cent and the Army has procured the world's best helicopters.

"We have to plan keeping in mind the security of 130 crore citizens. Under Make in India, production has increased by 80 per cent. Our effort is to ensure technology transfer. The Army has procured the world's best helicopters. Aajtak had reported this. We hadn't procured artillery guns after Bofors in 1985. For the first time, AK-47s are going to be manufactured in India in Amethi. India itself needs 10 lakh AK-47s. We will also export them," the PM stated.

Getting into details - three types of artillery guns will be produced, one of which will be capable of destroying targets deep inside Pakistan. PM Modi added that AK-47s will be manufactured in Amethi, India for the first time.

"Under Make in India, we are going to produce three types of artillery guns. One of them can easily destroy targets deep inside Pakistan," PM Modi said.

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