Narendra Modi arrives in Gujarat to attend annual DGP conference; visits Statue of Unity to pay tribute to Sardar Patel
The three-day DGP conference began on Thursday in the presence of Union home minister Rajnath Singh. Before heading for the conference, Modi visited the Statue of Unity, the world's tallest statue, which he had unveiled on 31 October. Modi also paid floral tributes to Sardar Patel.
Ahmedabad: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived in Gujarat to attend the annual conference of Directors General and Inspectors General of Police. Modi arrived at the Vadodara airport in the morning, where he was received by Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, a state government release said.
Reached Kevadia in Gujarat for the Conference of DGPs/IGPs. Looking forward to fruitful deliberations that will strengthen our security apparatus. pic.twitter.com/opobcr3CPG
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) December 21, 2018
From the airport, Modi left for the Statue of Unity near Kevadiya in Narmada district to attend the annual conference of DGPs and IGPs. The venue for the meet is a 'tent-city' set up near the 182-metre tall statue dedicated to country's first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. The three-day event began on Thursday in the presence of Union home minister Rajnath Singh. Before heading for the conference, Modi visited the Statue of Unity, the world's tallest statue, which he had unveiled on 31 October. Modi also paid floral tributes to Sardar Patel. The prime minister tweeted that the discussions at the DGPs/IGPs conference would strengthen the country's "security apparatus". He said in the tweet:
Australia's minister of defence Richard Marles is visiting India on Monday. During his four-day stay, he will be meeting Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and other senior Indian officials
Developed and designed by DRDO, ABHYAS is a 75-kg drone that will be used as a target for various missile systems. Capable of attaining an altitude of more than five kilometres at half the speed of sound, it can also be used as a decoy aircraft
In his address, the Minister said the contribution being made by Bharat Dynamics Limited to make the country 'Atmanirbhar' in defence is commendable