Prime Minister Narendra Modi boarded a tank while inspecting Larsen and Toubro's (L&T) Armoured Systems Complex facility for manufacturing high-end guns on Saturday.
The prime minister shared a brief video of himself standing in a tank on his Twitter handle.
"Checking out the tanks at L&T's Armoured Systems Complex in Hazira," Modi said in the tweet.
Checking out the tanks at L&T’s Armoured Systems Complex in Hazira. pic.twitter.com/zf7wRrbX7Y— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 19, 2019
The Armoured Systems Complex, which Modi inaugurated earlier in the day, will be the first private facility in the country where the K9 Vajra self-propelled Howitzer guns will be manufactured.
I congratulate the entire team of Larsen & Toubro for building the state-of-the-art K-9 Vajra Self Propelled Howitzer.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 19, 2019
This is a significant contribution towards India’s defence sector and protecting the country. pic.twitter.com/9YLRjHYdFE
The company has set up the Armoured Systems Complex at Hazira, around 30 kilometres from Surat, to manufacture and integrate advanced armoured platforms, such as self-propelled artillery Howitzers, future infantry combat vehicles, future-ready combat vehicles and future main battle tanks.
Had the privilege of inaugurating the Larsen and Toubro Armoured Systems Complex in Hazira, Gujarat.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 19, 2019
Boosting ‘Make in India’ in the defence sector is our endeavour. I am glad that the private sector too is supporting this pursuit and making a valuable contribution. pic.twitter.com/2zJynr5aCw