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Home, Defence ministries to provide modern weapons to police

Kanpur : Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday said Home and Defence Ministries would work together to provide modern weapons and equipments to the police force to strengthen the internal security of the country.People think
PTI September 05, 2015 8:28 IST
PTI

Kanpur : Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on Friday said Home and Defence Ministries would work together to provide modern weapons and equipments to the police force to strengthen the internal security of the country.

People think that India cannot develop sophisticated weapons and equipments for its security forces unlike the forces in other countries, which is why the Centre is taking the modernization of country's security forces seriously,Rijiju told reporters.

He was speaking after a meeting with the scientists at DRDO-run Defence Material sand Stores Research and Development Establishment here.

Officials of both ministries should jointly prepare a workplan in order to provide sophisticated weapons to police and security forces so that the security of the country has no shortcomings, which is the government's priority, he said.

Laboratories of the Defence Ministry are producing high-quality equipments which are being exported to foreign countries and products of some Indian defence vendors are in demand in other countries as well, Rijiju said.

"We want sophisticated high-quality weapons to be available for our security forces," the minister said.