PM Modi takes an overview of global tech use in defence sector in CCS meet

New Delhi – Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) meeting on 13th March to review security preparedness and the prevailing global scenario in the context of the war between Russia-Ukraine. During the meeting, PM Modi was briefed on the latest developments and different aspects of India’s security preparedness in the border areas as well as in the maritime and air domain. The Prime Minister was also briefed on the latest developments in Ukraine, including the details of ‘Operation Ganga’ to evacuate Indian nationals, along with some citizens of India’s neighbouring countries, from Ukraine. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, External Affairs Minister S Jayshankar, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and other officers were present in this meeting.

Prime Minister was also briefed on the technology usage in the defence sector around the world. The sources said the Prime Minister emphasised integrating the latest technology in India’s security apparatus. According to sources, PM Modi reiterated that every effort must be made to make India self-reliant in the defence sector so that it not only strengthens the country’s security but also enhances economic growth. Prime Minister Narendra Modi directed that all possible efforts should be made to bring back to the motherland the mortal remains of Naveen Shekharappa from Karnataka, who died in Ukraine.

Indian Embassy in Ukraine has been temporarily shifted to Poland

Considering the situation in Ukraine, it has been decided to shift the Indian Embassy temporarily to Poland, informed the Ministry of External Affairs. The situation will be reviewed again, said the Ministry.

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