Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar tells India to stay alert

| Sunday, October 2, 2016 - 11:53
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New Delhi: Following the Uri attack at Indian army base and India's surgical strike at the LoC, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar have asked the citizens of the country to stay alert and report any suspicious activity to the police or concerned authorities.
Speaking at a cleanliness drive in Pune on the occasion of second anniversary of PM Modi's government flagship programme 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan,' Parrikar said, "People should remain alert, should report it to police if they notice any suspicious activity anywhere."
Responding to a query about a soldier inadvertently crossing over to other side of Line of Control (LoC), the Defence Minister said, "Procedures for this are at DGMO level which have been activated. There is a standard mechanisms for that, people who inadvertently cross over are exchanged after enquiry."
The Defence Minister also spoke about the recently inked Rafale deal with France and said that the fighter jets may come slightly earlier.
"As per the terms of the deal, it is 36 months but it may come earlier slightly." 

Early in the day, Manohar Parrikar particpated in the cleanliness drive on the occassion of Swachhta Abhiyan.


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