Military preparedness paramount, though Make in India is a priority: Parrikar

INDIAN EXPRESS, ROORKEE | 19 March 2016 18:35 IST

The ‘Make in India’ vision is a priority for defence procurement but “operational readiness” is the military’s primary task as “we don’t want people to look at us with big eyes”, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said.

“We need adequate equipment and that cannot change. Make in India is in its place, our military preparedness is paramount,” he said speaking at a panel discussion on Make in India initiative in the defence sector on the opening day of the three-day technical festival – Cognizance 2016 – of IIT Roorkee on Friday. CLICK TO READ MORE

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