We will miss a very efficient Defence MinisterNow the Assembly election of five states have been over. Goa has had a hung Assembly. Two smaller parties have clearly stated that they will join hands with BJP only if Mr. Manohar Parrikar becomes the Chief Minister. So, Mr. Parrikar has tendered his resignation as Union Defence Minister and gone back to his home state.
Mr. Parrikar has proved to be a very efficient, no-nonsense Defence Minister. During his tenure of two and a half years, many defence deals have been finalised very quickly. DRDO has been rejuvenated. Many new indigenous Defence projects have been initiated. In my opinion, he has been one of the best Defence Ministers of India since independence.
No doubt, Ministry of Defence at South Block will miss Mr. Manohar Parrikar.