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Highlighting the significant transformation in the state, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Monday that before 2017 illegal firearms were brandished in Uttar Pradesh, but today, all six nodes of the defence corridor are actively contributing to India’s selfreliance in defence manufacturing. The CM made these remarks while inaugurating the Ammunition Manufacturing Complex of Adani Group in the Defence Corridor located in Sadh.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pandey. CEO of Adani Ports and SEZ Limited Karan Adani welcomed Yogi by presenting him with a bouquet and an ‘angvastra’. Earlier, the CM inspected the Ammunition Manufacturing Complex. Describing the moment as joyful, Yogi said, “When we organised our first Investors Summit in 2018, Prime Minister Modi announced two defence manufacturing corridors in the country.

With the objective of fostering self-reliance in the defence sector, these corridors were announced in Tamil Nadu and UP.” Highlighting the Prime Minister’s announcement of six nodes in UP, including Aligarh, Agra, Kanpur, Lucknow, Jhansi and Chitrakoot, he noted the commencement of operations by Adani Defence Systems and Technologies Limited in the Kanpur node. The CM outlined the involvement of various companies in different nodes, stating, “In this endeavour, BrahMos Limited has started work in Lucknow, while Armoured Vehicle Nigam Limited, Tata Technologies Limited, Global Engineering Limited, and WV Electronics India Limited have initiated their activities in Jhansi.

Anchor Research Lab LLP is contributing in the Aligarh node, and major entities like Adani Defence Systems and Technologies Limited are actively involved in Kanpur,” he said. He said, “IIT Kanpur and IIT BHU have been designated as Centers of Excellence for the Defence Manufacturing Corridor in UP. For this, the Defence Ministry has also shown partnership to develop infrastructure.

” Yogi highlighted UP’s transformation from being perceived as a hindrance to becoming a catalyst for national development. “Today, UP is not acting as a breaker but as a breakthrough in the development of the country. Before 2017, UP was often viewed as a major obstacle in the country’s progress. However, today, the state is consistently setting new benchmarks in development. Recently, investments totalling Rs 10.24 lakh crore have been realised through GBC 4.0,” he said.

He congratulated the Adani Group for the construction of the Ammunition Manufacturing Complex in UP. On this occasion, UP Assembly Speaker Satish Mahana, Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pandey, Cabinet Minister Nand Gopal Nandi, Rakesh Sachan, Lt NS Raja Subramani, IIDC Manoj Kumar Singh, Adani Group’s Karan Adani, Jeet Adani, Ashish Rajvanshi, public representatives, officials associated with the Army and administration and officials and employees of Ammunition Manufacturing Complex were presen