Will take tough decisions that are necessary for nation: PM
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said defence projects pending for decades related to fighter jets and modernisation have materialised on the ground under his government which will take all "big and tough" decisions that are necessary for the country's security in the coming days.
Addressing the NCC cadets here, he said India is a strong proponent of peace but it will not hesitate to take steps to ensure national security.
The prime minister also asserted that corruption cannot be a part of 'New India' and those indulging in graft will not be spared.
The 'New India', he said, will give opportunities and respect to 'karmayogi' (the one who proves himself through his work).
"I want to assure you that your family of birth, your economic situation...this will not determine your future. Your skills, hardwork and self-confidence will give you results," he said.
The prime minister said his government is trying the replace the VIP culture with EPI - 'Every Person is Important'.