As part of ongoing Naval Commanders’ Conference, the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacted with the senior hierarchy of the Indian Navy. The minister and other senior dignitaries of MoD also witnessed a technology demonstration put up by Naval Headquarters and Weapons and Electronics Systems Engineering Establishment (WESEE), the R&D arm of the Navy, showcasing ongoing and planned indigenous projects utilising niche technologies in the field of Artificial Intelligence, Tactical Communications, Combat Management Systems, Cyber Security, Periscopes and Combat Platform Integration. This reaffirms Indian Navy’s commitment of spearheading indigenous efforts in all spheres of Naval Operations.
During the interaction, Rajnath Singh commended the Navy for maintaining a high Operational tempo towards ensuring secure seas for national security and prosperity. He congratulated the Navy for successful commissioning of INS Vikrant, India’s first indigenously designed and constructed Aircraft Carrier and adoption of a new Naval Ensign, shedding vestigial linkages to our colonial past.
He appreciated the Navy for evolving into a ‘Combat-ready, Credible, Cohesive and Future Proof’ force of the country. He also emphasized the importance of ‘Whole of Nation’ approach towards overcoming the nation’s security challenges. The minister appreciated the Navy for the efforts towards indigenisation and innovation in the recent years, while urging the Naval Commanders to maintain focus on futuristic capability development for effectively overcoming emerging challenge in the Maritime Domain.