India positioned to become net-security provider in region & beyond: PM

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh says, armed forces can defend the country against any security threat. Laying the foundation stone of National Defence University in Gurgaon.

Dr Singh said, the government is making defence acquisition less vulnerable to unethical practices. He said, close attention has been paid in indigenisation of defence procurement.

He said the country's deterrence capabilities have matured in the last nine years and have taken concrete shape. Dr Singh said that India is well positioned to become a net security provider in the region and beyond.

The Prime Minister also said that government has placed special emphasis on strengthening the capabilities of navy which is fully equipped to operate.
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