Every failed weapon jeopardize soldier’s life: Prez


New Delhi: Emphasizing the need for technological upgradation President Pranab Mukherjee on Friday said that Technological upgradation in defense is extremely important as for every failed weapon there is the life of a soldier at stake who is performing his duty.

Addressing a group of probationers from Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS), 2014 batch, he said the government service is still one of the most rewarding and satisfying experience for the people.

The scope and breadth of exposure and responsibility that a career in government offers, and that too at a relatively young age, is an experience and opportunity unlike any other, Mr Mukherjee said.

The President told the IOFS probationers that theirs was a stellar role in the defence of the country.

“The officers should always update themselves with new technology. Technological upgradation is extremely important because for every failed weapon or ammunition, there is the life of soldier at stake who is performing his call of duty. Therefore, it is not only about producing arms & ammunition but about giving quality products,” he said.

The probationers had called on the President at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi.

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