Prime Minister Modi announces post of Chief of Defence Staff, to be above three service chiefs and Modi invokes the wisdom of Babasaheb Ambedkar and Sikh icon Guru Nanak and says we should live by their ideals. We know that our goals are as high as the Himalayas, our dreams are more than innumerable stars,” he says.
Our strength is as infinite as the Indian Ocean, our efforts are as sacred as the current of the Ganges, are continuous. And the biggest thing, behind our values is the inspiration of thousands of years old culture,” he says, as he ends his speech with chants of “Jai Hind!” and “Bharat Mata Ki Jai!”
The Prime Minister announces a new post of Chief of Defence Staff, who would be above the three service chiefs, namely Chief of the Army, Chief of the Naval Staff and Chief of the Air Staff. “Our forces are India’s pride. To further sharpen coordination between the forces, I want to announce a major decision from the Red Fort. India will have a Chief of Defence Staff- CDS. This is going to make the forces even more effective,” he says.
On improving infrastructure, PM Modi pledges Rs. 100 lakh crore for the development of modern infrastructure. Today, modern infrastructure is being built as per the requirement of the 21st century in the country. He further says, India does not want incremental progress. A high jump is needed , our thought process has to be expanded. We have to keep in mind global best practices and build good systems,” says PM Modi. He also spoke on the changing aspirations of people.
Speaking on turning India into a five trillion dollar economy. “It took us 70 years to reach a three trillion dollar economy. Now we should aim to make it a five trillion dollar economy,” he says. “Time has come to think about how we can boost exports. Each district of India has so much to offer. Let us make local products attractive. May more export hubs emerge. Our guiding principle is Zero Defect, Zero Effect,” he says.
“Today, the Government in India is stable, policy regime is predictable. The world is eager to explore trade with India. We are working to keep prices under check and increase development. The fundamentals of our economy are strong,” he adds. The fundamentals of our economy are very strong and these strengths assure us to take them forward,” he says.
Now the next vison of Modi Government to implement “One Nation, One Election”. PM Modi talks about the implementation of GST and talks about ‘One Nation, One Tax’. “India has also achieved One Nation, One Grid in the energy sector. Arrangements have been made for One Nation, One Mobility Card. Today, India is talking about One Nation, One Election,” says PM Modi.