‘Balakot an intel-based pre-emptive strike’: Nirmala Sitharaman


‘Balakot an intel-based pre-emptive strike’: Nirmala Sitharaman

The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has worked to accelerate and streamline the defence acquisition process and also build local manufacturing capabilities, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Sitharaman added that Indian forces on the border with Pakistan remain in a state of high alert and described Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi recent remarks on an imminent attack by India as an attempt to gain international sympathy. The interview took place on April 9, a day before the Supreme Court decided it would take into account information based on leaked official documents while deciding on the merits of review petitions against its December verdict on the Rafale jet fighter deal. Read More

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