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PM Modi ends his speech.
The entire nation is behind those in uniform, Modi says.
Modi congratulates Navy officers for the induction of INS Kolkata in Indian Navy.
We have a vision to make India self-reliant so that we import now, we can export in future, says Modi.
Our government has taken important decisions in the Budget. In the coming days, India will become self-reliant in resources, the Indian PM says.
INS Kolkata will boost the strength and morale of Indian Navy, he says.
We aim to add modern technology with existing capabilities so that India can be self-reliant, powerful and our soldiers never feel that we lack in resources, Modi says.
Those involved in trade community will get a sense of security through this communication technology.
Coastal security is important for world trade and India is playing a role in it, he adds.
Modi further says that while speaking from Maharashtra, it is natural to remember Chhatrapati Shivapati Maharaj at this moment who understood the significance of Indian Navy and gave importance to coastal security.
If our forces are provided with the sufficient facilities, then no one can dare to raise their eyes at India. So, India wants to go in that direction so that no one can dare to look at us after looking at the capabilities of our forces, Indian PM says.
To some extent, it is not difficult to fight and win war. But an advance, self-sufficient military acts as a deterrent to war.
At a time when we are giving INS Kolkata to the nation, we are also making the world aware about India`s mental prowess.
INS Kolkata is the largest indigenous-built warship in the country`s defence system so far.
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The warship has been built by Indian technicians, engineers and defence experts, Modi says.
In today`s times of science and technology, one needs mental prowess along with the required strength as well. The induction of INS Kolkata into Indian Navy is an apt example of this, says Modi.
We celebrated Independence day yesterday. Our army, navy and military personnel should be given credit for maintaing the freedom of the country, says PM Modi while addressing from naval Dockyard.
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley says that it is a historic day as INS Kolkata will be commissioned today.
Admiral RK Dhawan says that it is a big day as INS Kolkata will be commissioned into the Navy.
PM Narendra Modi arrives at the INS Shikra.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will induct country`s largest indigenously-built warship INS Kolkata into the Navy on Saturday.
INS Kolkata, which was constructed by the Mazagon Dockyards Limited and designed by Navy`s design bureau, will be part of the Kolkata Class destroyers of the Indian Navy.
The 6,800-tonne warship will have close-in weapon systems to provide protection along with its two main guns.
The PM will be accompanied by Defence Minister Arun Jaitley.
Modi will reach Mumbai at around 9:45 am today and is also scheduled to address Navy officers.