Speaking during the Air Force Commanders' Conference (AFCC) at Air Headquarters here, Singh discussed the entire canvas of issues and challenges that are being faced by the country.
The MoS Defence also said that during the financial year 2022-23, over 68 per cent of defence procurement has been given to the domestic sector.
The Defence Minister said that the Northeastern region will be made a big tourism hub and Manipur's development through tourism would be tremendous.
The Minister termed education as a key sector that plays a part in the development of all other areas, exhorting the private sector to join hands with the Government to achieve 'Aatmanirbharta' (self-reliance) in the field and ensure holistic development of children.
Multiple platforms designed and developed by the DRDO, and which have been handed over to the armed forces of the country, have strengthened the security architecture of India, he said.
Apart from presiding over breakthrough blast of main tube of Sela Tunnel via video conferencing, Singh flagged-off a motorcycle expedition at an event organised by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in New Delhi.
Rajnath Singh asserted that injustice, however powerful, cannot and will not defeat the collective power of the goodness that is inherent to human existence.
"We discussed opportunities to work together in defence science and technology areas," Rajnath Singh said, inviting the Australian industry to take advantage of India's liberalised foreign direct investment policies in the defence sector.
Talking about the self reliant India campaign, the minister said that from being tagged as the number one defence importer in the world, India today is supplying defence systems and sub-systems to foreign countries and this is something to be proud of.
Addressing the gathering for a state-level Annapurna programme under the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana through online mode on Thursday, Singh lauded the Narendra Modi government for taking steps for the welfare of farmers.
The defence minister also said that the situation along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir remained in check over the last year due to vigilance and indomitable valour of the Indian armed forces.
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