NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that Aligarh, which was known to manufacture locks for securing houses, will now play an important role in securing the country’s borders.
Speaking after laying the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh University in Aligarh, PM Modi said that India will not only become self-reliant in defence matters but will also become a major exporter in the sector.
The university will focus on modern education and emerge as a hub for defence studies and defence research,” Modi said.
The prime minister also visited exhibition models of Aligarh node of the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor.
In 2018, PM Modi had announced the establishment of a Defence Industrial Corridor in Uttar Pradesh while inaugurating the UP Investors Summit in Lucknow.