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Indian industry should draw up 50-yr plan for defence supplies: Sitharaman

Sitharaman said she has asked CII officials to hold discussions with the Tamil Nadu government and chart out a plan

IANS  |  Chennai 

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman

Union Defence Minister on Saturday urged the industry to chart out a plan for the next 50 years and work with the

Speaking at an interactive meeting organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), said Tamil Nadu-based companies should plan ahead in meeting the demands of the

The Defence Minister said the central government will remove the hurdles in domestic

said the Tamil Nadu Industry Minister M C Sampath had mooted the idea of creating an aerospace cluster and defence parks.

said she has asked CII officials to hold discussions with the state government and chart out a plan.

Questioned about Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit visiting districts and meeting officials, said there was nothing wrong in that.

On the alleged firing at Indian fishermen by the Coast Guard recently, said the truth would come out on the completion of an inquiry.

said the talks for the purchase of French began in the year 2000 and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government did not take any concrete decisions after holding negotiations between 2004-2013.

She said it was only Prime Minister who boldly decided to sign the deal to buy 36

First Published: Sat, November 18 2017. 15:45 IST