New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday presented certificates to officers of the Indian Army for their innovation in areas such as communications, counter-terror operations, simulation among others.
The certificates were presented by the Prime Minister to these innovators during the "At-Home function" at the residence of Army chief Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar was also present at the event which was attended among others by Congress leader Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad.
Interestingly, none of the three Congress leaders had attended the 'At Home' of both the Navy and Air Force chiefs held recently. The innovators also explained their work to the Prime Minister.
The innovations displayed at the venue ranged from creative modifications for enhancing operational capability of existing weapon systems and equipment, development of Information Technology applications, simulations, expedients for facilitating operational and logistics capabilities to creating workable solutions for indigenisation of spares and components.
The shortlisted innovations were based on a selection process where all Army Commands were encouraged to carry out their own in-house selections before the army-level selections for suitable innovations were made.