New Delhi, Feb 17 IANS | 5 months ago

President Pranab Mukherjee Monday met probationer officers of Indian ordnance factories and asked them to keep upgrading their skills.


"They (officers) should never forget that for every failed bullet or weapon, there is the life of a soldier at stake who is performing his call of duty for the country," Mukherjee said.

"It's not about producing arms and ammunition only, it's about giving quality products, ensuring timely deliveries and strengthening the hands of our armed forces, paramilitary forces and police forces," he added.

The officers would need "to continuously upgrade their skills in terms of developing, producing and upgrading the weapon systems", he said at an event at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Maintaining quality was of utmost importance, the president added.

The group of 41 probationer officers of the Indian Ordnance Factories Service 2013 batch are training at the National Academy of Defence Production in Nagpur.

They were here to attend a three-day training on parliamentary procedures and practices at the Lok Sabha Secretariat.

(Posted on 17-02-2014)