1. Directed armed forces to shoot at anyone with machine gun: Manohar Parrikar

Directed armed forces to shoot at anyone with machine gun: Manohar Parrikar

Targeting the Opposition Congress, the Defence Minister further said, “Those speaking about nation's security should realise for 30 years due to corruption you didn't have guts to buy new artillery.

By: | New Delhi | Published: November 20, 2016 2:13 AM
manohar parrikar, manohar parrikar army, army manohar parrikar Targeting the Opposition Congress, the Defence Minister further said, “Those speaking about nation’s security should realise for 30 years due to corruption you didn’t have guts to buy new artillery. (PTI)

Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said he has directed the armed forces to fire before someone else does.  “My clear directions are if someone comes with machine gun to fire on you then finish him off before he does. Therefore we were able to give befitting response to our enemy. After we came to power, our attention was on making our borders safe,” Parrikar said at the BJP’s Vijay Sankalp Meet here.  Targeting the Opposition Congress, the Defence Minister further said, “Those speaking about nation’s security should realise for 30 years due to corruption you didn’t have guts to buy new artillery.

After the government came to power, Light M777 howitzer, which is light-weighted and can be used in Arunachal and hilly areas got approved four days ago.”  With less than six-months for the state assembly election, Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) formally began its poll campaign from the Vijay Sankalp Rally.

Parrikar had last week also raised questions on India’s ‘no first use’ nuclear policy.   He asked why India cannot say “we are a responsible nuclear power and I will not use it irresponsibly” instead of affirming a “no first use policy”, adding that the remarks were personal in nature.

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    Kiran Singh
    Nov 20, 2016 at 1:42 am
    How much borders become safe is matter of concern as we are seeing more casualties on border of our beloved army.
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    AbhijitPrabhudesai
    Nov 20, 2016 at 6:34 am
    the biggest threat to our armed forces personnel is war mongering
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    subbarayan
    Nov 20, 2016 at 3:40 pm
    When congress was in power , 9 soldiers were behaded by pak army as if they sheep. Then the Manmoun singh govt did nothing but plead with Pak and protesting formally. But we hav a strong DM who is here to reply the enemy with bullets. U r Grt DM . Congress and AAPare supporters of Pak and they need to put in their places
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