Manohar 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