Prime Minister Narendra Modi as we speak handed over the indigenously developed Arjun Principal Battle Tank (Mark 1A) tanks to Military Chief Basic MM Naravane in Chennai
PM Modi arrived in Chennai to launch numerous authorities programmes in Tamil Nadu, the place meeting election shall be held this yr.
PM Modi accepted a salute by the state-of-the-art tank, indigenously designed, developed, and manufactured by the Defence Analysis and Growth Organisation’s (DRDO) Fight Autos Analysis and Growth Institution in Chennai, reported information company PTI.
In a high-level assembly, the Defence Ministry had not too long ago cleared the induction of 118 Arjun Mark 1A tanks into the Indian Military, costing round Rs 8,400 crore, information company ANI had reported.
The Prime Minister additionally launched a 9-km-long stretch of the Chennai Metro Rail, together with two different railway tasks and laid the inspiration stone of a brand new Discovery Campus of IIT, Madras that’s anticipated to value Rs 1,000 crore. Later, he’ll lay the inspiration stone for the renovation and modernisation of the grand Anaicut Canal.
Tamil Nadu will go to polls later this yr and on January 30, BJP chief JP Nadda had introduced that the celebration will combat the state election in alliance with the ruling AIADMK. Within the 2019 common election the BJP-AIADMK alliance had managed to win only one seat.