"However, peace is preferable to war". The expo, attended by over 670 exhibitors, including 150 from overseas, showcased India's capability in the export of defence systems and components.
He said that his government was committed to protecting the country's territory and for this, the country would equip the armed forces with modern arms.
The Prime Minister's comments can be seen in the light of the relations between India and China, who have 3,488 km of un-demarcated boundary along the Himalayan ridgeline and the repeated attempts by Pakistan to foment trouble in Jammu and Kashmir.
The PM says: "You would have seen how the issue of providing bullet-proof jackets to Indian soldiers was kept hanging for years. Dream! Dream! Dreams transform into thoughts, and thoughts result in action" - the Prime Minister said his dream was to develop the ecosystem to foster an environment of new and creative entrepreneurship in the defence manufacturing sector. Today's protest comes two days after pro-Tamil outfits opposing the IPL match in the city, trying to play spoilsport over the Cauvery issue. This is the land from where India Looked East and Acted East for thousands of years. Protestors have shown him black flags, launched giant black balloons and raised slogans like "Modi go back". PM Modi said Baba Saheb would not have imagined that after independence a government with a working culture of "latkana, atkana and bhatkana" will come to power.
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They said there also is a chance of an isolated tornado, although at this time that chance appears low. Temperatures will be falling through the 60s, and bottom out overnight in the middle and low 50.
As the deadline expired, the Centre went to the top court, asking for clarifications on the structure of the body.
From the airport, Modi was taken in a helicopter to Mahabalipuram helipad from where he was driven to the venue of the DefExpo 2018, a biennial military systems exhibition being attended by close to 680 Indian and foreign firms.
Opposition leader M.K. Stalin, told a rally in Seerkazhi, "As someone who only flies on planes, look down for the black flags that are waved as a display of our emotions".
The Congress on Tuesday termed the fast proposed to be undertaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leaders on Thursday against Parliament's disruption as nothing but a "photo-opportunity" and "drama". He was received by Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Pandit, Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami, and deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam. Holding black flags, protesters assembled near the airport in Alandur area. PM Modi is also fasting.