Tag: Manohar Parrikar

Armed forces are answerable to the government: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday said  that the country’s armed forces are answerable to the Cabinet and the government “otherwise there would be martial law in country” The apex court said this while it dismissed a petition seeking to restrain the government from using armed force’s action for political gains,[Read More…]

Pakistan still in anaesthesia after surgery, says Manohar Parrikar

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday compared Pakistan’s condition to an “anaesthetised patient” after a surgery and said like Hanuman Indian Army has recognised its prowess. “Pakistan’s condition after the surgical strikes is like that of an anaesthetised patient after a surgery who doesn’t know that the surgery has already[Read More…]

Rafale fighter jet deal: What India gets from France

India signed the much-awaited Rafale deal worth ₹58,000-crore with France on Friday. With this deal, India will get a fighter with 14 India-specific enhancements and a modern air-to-air missile that restores its edge in aerial combat over Pakistan. The French fighter will be fitted with the 150-km range Meteor missile[Read More…]

Rafale deal with France cleared; to be signed on Friday

Defence ministry has announced that the decks have been cleared for direct acquisition of 36 Rafale fighter jets from France on Friday. The overall cost of the 36 twin-engine Rafales, along with their weapon packages is pegged at around Rs 59,000 crore. The deal will be a booster dose for India’s air combat power.[Read More…]

After Rahul Gandhi, Parrikar caught napping in Parliament

Union minister Manohar Parrikar was reportedly caught sleeping in Parliament during the discussion on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill on Wednesday. Given the anticipation surrounding the passage of the bill in the Rajya Sabha and the serious on-going deliberation in the Rajya Sabha, this comes as a shocker[Read More…]

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