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This particular change in India’s defence policy during #ManoharParrikar ‘s tenure as defence minister is so significant that it prevented another Central Government of India from acting it’s foot. (1/n)
This important change is with India’s blacklisting policy wrt defence manufacturing firms. Earlier , whenever there was any controversy in a defence deal , the entire firm used to be unilaterally blacklisted for atleast a decade, despite govt of the day being more at fault (2/n)
Reason I am saying govt of the day being more at fault is because a defence manufacturer is out to do business. If under a corrupt commission-khor congress govt , business only comes after paying kickbacks ,the firm will do it. Govt is thus more at fault. (3/n)
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Narrated by Manohar Parrikar.

“I am from the village of Parra in Goa, hence we are called Parrikars. My village is famous for its watermelons. When I was a child, the farmers would organise a watermelon-eating contest at the end of the harvest season in May.
All the kids would be invited to eat as many watermelons as they wanted. Years later, I went to IIT Mumbai to study engineering. I went back to my village after 6.5 years. I went to the market looking for watermelons. They were all gone. The ones that were there were so small.
I went to see the farmer who hosted the watermelon-eating contest. His son had taken over. He would host the contest but there was a difference. When the older farmer gave us watermelons to eat he would ask us to spit out the seeds into a bowl.
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Mainstream political leaders of all hue and colour are immediately elevated to near-sainthood upon their deaths. But it is important that we look at their public lives critically and truthfully. Anecdotes of tea chats, descriptions of demure wardrobe choices aren't that.
@SaffronWatch is doing what our media isn't. #ManoharParrikar

"India is a Hindu nation"

#ManoharRarrikar the RSS man who went to Ayodhya with kar sevaks who demolished the Babri Masjid. Thousands (mostly Muslims) were killed in the riots that followed.

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