There will be zero tolerance to error: Parrikar

(P Ravi)

Gurgaon, November 23: Parrikar’s appointment as Defence Minister was received on a positive note across the country. The wide spread optimism was further reiterated as he stated India’s stand on defence related issues. He said that India does not believe in an aggressive posture but will build a position where people should not dare see eye to eye with it. Pointing to shortcomings in the installing of some radars, ‘There will be zero tolerance to error,” he warned.

He was addressing service personnel at Air Force centre on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway after inaugurating the navy’s Information Management and Analysis Centre (IMAC), earlier in the day.

Taking a cue from PM Modi, Parrikar quoted from Ramayana as he said India has not ruled any other country and that doesn’t mean it is weak. “Even in Ramayana, when Lord Rama went to Lanka to rescue his wife Sita, he did not rule it. He gave it to Vibhishan (brother of Raavan) to rule it. This nation does not have the history of ruling other countries,” he said.

“I promise to fulfil the task given to me and you can expect lot of things,” he assured. Further, Parrikar said that defence is one field which requires a lot of secrecy, but the outcome of his task is to assure that the sector gets its due and becomes a cohesive force in making India self- sufficient.

He stressed on the Make in India policy. “Energy security and your own security cannot be dependent on others. You can’t depend on some foreign countries for all your procurements.” Praising the IMAC, Parrikar said he appreciates the quick and fast delivery of the system because it ensures incidents like the 2008 Mumbai terror attack do not recur, by earlier detection.

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