Former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Passes Away At 63

Manohar ParrikarManohar Parrikar, Goa Chief Minister and former Defence Minister, who had been battling pancreatic cancer for more than a year, died at his son’s home in Panaji this evening. He was 63. The announcement was made in a tweet by President Ram Nath Kovind, condolence messages poured in from political leaders across the board.

Manohar Parrikar started the modernistaion of Indian armed forces.

  • -Rafale fighter jets,
  • -Boeing AH-64E
  • -Apache Longbow attack helicopters
  • -Chinook heavy-lift choppers
  • – Ultra-light howitzers
  • -air defence & artillery guns
  • -Arjun Mk-II tanks

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