Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra
Modi on Friday advocated more indigenous research and development
for the sake of armed forces and offered the state as a
"I would like to call upon defence scientists and experts
for more indigenous research and development of latest
defence equipment and technology for Indian armed forces,"
Modi said at a function in Changa, Anand.
He said Gujarat could be a platform for such research and
Modi presented `Vasvik awards` to 25 scientists at the
function. Awards have been instituted by Mumbai-based
Vividhlakshi Audyogk Sanshodhan Vikas Kendra (VASVIK) for
scientific and industrial research.