Prime Minister held a meeting in Amethi, Union minister Smriti Zubin Irani was present with him on this occasion as well.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Amethi, the parliamentary constituency of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on Sunday to launch a Kalashnikov rifles manufacturing facility. During his visit, the PM will unveil several other development projects for Amethi and the region, a statement from his office said. At Kauhar in Amethi, the PM will dedicate the Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Limited to the nation.
The Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd is a joint venture between India’s Ordnance factory and a Russian firm. It will produce the last series of Kalashnikov rifles in the Korwa Ordnance Factory. The PM will unveil several development projects in power generation, education, health and manufacturing sectors. These projects will directly benefit the Amethi region, the statement said. Modi will also address a public gathering at Kauhar.
“One of the most advanced rifles in world AK-203 will be made in Amethi. It will be made by a joint-venture of India and Russia. I express my gratitude to my friend President Vladimir Putin, this venture was made possible in such a short time by his support,” he said while addressing a gathering.
These rifles will be known as ‘made in Amethi’ and will help our jawans in encounters with naxals and terrorists, the prime minister added.
According to reports, India has signed a deal with a Russian firm to manufacture 750,000 of these assault rifles, which would be given to the Army’s infantry troops. The project will be undertaken at the ordinance factory that was established in 2010.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said that around 170 military and industrial facilities have been set up in India with assistance from their country. “The new joint venture will manufacture world famous Kalashnikov assault rifles of the newest 200 series and eventually will reach full localisation of production,” he said in a statement, adding that the deal was signed during his visit to India in October last year.
Modi also unveiled projects including steel processing unit worth Rs. 9,200 crores and various upgradation and repair projects.
The projects included upgradation of Amethi bus station and reconstruction of depot workshop at a cost of Rs 496.80 crore, construction of rest houses and shops at Amethi bus station at Rs 139 crore and construction of main building of primary health center at Rs 167 crore.