Saturday, January 24, 2015
Some Ex-PMs Compromised Country's Deep Assets on National Security (Plans to send MOD officials to bords for 15 days to sensitize on hardships of Armed Forces - Then may be several files will be cleared fast): Parrikar
Raksha Mantri Manohar Parrikar on Thursday alleged that some former PMs had compromised the country's "deep assets" on national security but refrained from naming them.
Parrikar said he did not give details about Coast Guard ops involving a boat coming from Pakistan as the "source (of information) might be compromised"."I am not going to disclose names. Many people know" Parrikar said after releasing a special issue of the Hindi weekly Vivek, on national security.
Taunting the Congress for demanding evidence on the recent Coast Guard ops against a Pakistani vessel carrying suspected terrorists, he said, "However, now a days nothing can be said with certainty as Congress spokespersons say good things about Modi Govt." Parrikar said taking a swipe at Janardhan Dwivedi.
Parrikar said there were differing perceptions between India and China on the Line of Actual Control. "We have not taken the issue of border security seriously. Tomorrow if war were to take place and at the same time if there were riots in some parts of the country, it would be difficult (situation)," Parrikar said.
Highlighting the need for media to exercise restraint on sensitive issues like terror attacks, Parrikar compared the TV coverage of recent Paris terror attacks and the 26/11 Mumbai attacks."In Paris, not a single body was shown and not a drop of blood was seen on TV. Contrast this to our live coverage. I 'm not criticising but we should have this sense" he said. Similarly,real reason for what happened after Godhra incident in 2002 was the disturbing photos shown (by media)," Parrikar said.
"Tomorrow somebody may file a PIL complaining that the decibel level of firing on the border exceeds 140 decibels after 10 pm norms and that it disturbs their sleep,"Parrikar said. "Only exception is loud speakers atop certain holy places where nobody objects even if the loudspeakers blare till 1 am” he said.
Parrikar said he plans to send Defence Ministry officials to border for 15 days to sensitize them on hardships faced by armed forces. "Then maybe several files will be cleared fast" the Defence Minister said.
(Source- Vasundhra blog)