Modi to launch Kalashnikov unit in Amethi on Sunday

New Delhi, March 2 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Amethi district in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday where he will unveil an Indo-Russian ordnance factory that will produce the iconic Kalashnikov rifles, it was announced on Saturday.

At Kauhar in Amethi district, the Prime Minister will open the Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd - a joint venture between India's ordnance factory and a Russian firm - and also address a public gathering in Congress President Rahul Gandhi's Lok Sabha seat.

"The Indo-Russia Rifles Pvt Ltd is a milestone in India-Russia cooperation.

The latest series of the iconic Kalashnikov rifles will be made in the Korwa Ordnance Factory," an official statement said.

"The joint venture will bolster the armed forces and strengthen the national security."

The factory will generate employment opportunities in Amethi and nearby areas and give tremendous boost to the Uttar Pradesh Defence Corridor project, it said.

The Prime Minister will also unveil several development projects related to power generation, education, health and manufacturing sectors.

"These projects will be of direct benefit to Amethi region as well as Uttar Pradesh," added the statement.



Source: IANS