The Prime Minister, referring to the self-reliant India campaign, said the goal is to make the country the world's biggest military power on its own.
The Supreme Court has recently dismissed the centre’s stand that women would be allowed to enter NDA from May next year.
The Defence Ministry has informed the Supreme Court that a notification allowing women candidates to appear for the entrance exam to the National Defence Academy (NDA) will be out by May next year.
The entrance exam is scheduled on 5 September.
The Navy's decision has come in view of a drone attack on an Indian Air Force base in Jammu last month injuring two personnel.
Singh said India is a peace-loving nation that never resorts to any kind of aggression but its armed forces are always prepared to give a befitting reply to those who 'show their eyes' to the country.
Rahul Gandhi had accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of 'ceding' Indian territory to China, saying why Indian troops are moving back from Indian territory of Finger 4 to Finger 3.
Due to these pandemic restrictions, this edition of Aero India will be a purely a business event without any public days.
Don Heflin, US Chargé d’Affaires, will lead a high-level delegation of US Government officials and defence industry representatives to the event.
The defence minister said Tejas is going to be the backbone of the fighter fleet of the Indian Air Force in years to come.