New Delhi (NVI): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Gen MM Naravane, today visited Armament Research and Development Establishment (ARDE) and Bharat Forge in Pune to witness efforts underway for modernising the country’s armed forces.
The COAS also visited the Kalyani Centre of Technical and Manufacturing Innovation where he was briefed on 3D Printing, Unmanned Ground Vehicles, Nano Technology, AI, Thermal Imaging etc.
The Army Chief during his visit to Bharat Forge was updated on the various defence related projects underway, including the Aerospace Manufacturing Factory, Ultra-Light Howitzers, protected vehicles, small arms and ammunitions, Ministry of Defence said in a statement.
At ARDE, Gen Naravane was was briefed regarding the latest initiatives, research and progress on various trials conducted of equipment and ammunition being developed by them including the ATAGS, PINAKA, 10 metre foldable bridge, Laser guided anti-tank guided missile systems and new family of munitions.
ARDE is a premium institution of the Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) working to equip the Armed Forces with world class armament systems.
This visit of Army Chief is seen as a push towards making the Armed Forces self-reliant in consonance with the Aatmanirbhar Bharat initiative by the Government, the statement added.