“His leadership after Uri…”: Rajnath Singh praises Manohar Parrikar

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute to former Defense Minister Late Manohar Parrikar.

New Delhi:

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday paid tribute to former Defense Minister Late Manohar Parrikar and said that he was a thought leader for our armed forces.

Shri Singh unveiled a plaque to rename the institute after Parrikar at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis in New Delhi today.

According to an official release by the Defense Ministry, the renaming of the Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis (MP-IDSA) by the Defense Minister, who is the chairman of the institute, follows an earlier unanimous decision by the general body. The year affecting the change in the memory of the former Defense Minister.

With the change of name, 57th Foundation Day of the institute was celebrated which is celebrated every year on 11th November.

Paying tribute to the former Defense Minister Shri Singh, in his address, he remembered the late Manohar Parrikar, who had focused on promoting the work of the Institute during his time as Defense Minister.

Recalling his long association with him, Rajnath Singh said, “Parrikar ji had a keen understanding of matters relating to defense and his insistence on indigenization and efforts at politico-military synergy made him an invaluable asset. He was an invaluable asset to our armed forces.” He was a thought leader for the forces. His leadership in the anti-terrorist attacks in 2016 after the Uri incident and the ‘One Rank One Pension’ decision taken in the interest of the armed forces will be remembered for a long time.”

Greeting MP-IDSA on its 57th Foundation Day, Rajnath Singh appreciated the hard work and determination of the institute, which he said, as one of the best think-tanks in the fields of defence, national security and international has emerged in relations over the past six decades.

He described it as a unique institution, which has brought together talents from academic and various research fields as well as government departments from many countries.

He said, “The ideas generated from brainstorming have helped decision makers in tackling the challenges of the 21st century. The institute has reached out to the masses through a large number of publications. It continues to carry forward its glorious legacy. trying.”

Shri Singh emphasized the need to be more vigilant and vigilant in the wake of the rapidly changing global security landscape and invisible threats like the COVID-19 pandemic. He described MP-IDSA as an invaluable treasure which can provide a new direction to the defense and security of the country.

“You are all studying non-contact and hybrid warfare and other concepts of warfare from conventional warfare. But with broader national security comes a population of high technological capability, diverse skill sets and national economic strength,” he said.

Rajnath Singh called upon the institute to think more deeply into the areas of national security so that it can also be useful in the overall development of the nation. He called upon the institute, especially the scholars, to come up with new ideas in the field of research and policy making and contribute in building a strong and capable India. He provided all possible help from the side of the government to achieve this objective.

Shri Singh also inaugurated 100 KW Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Power Plant on the occasion. Under the scheme of Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Solar Power Plant Project has been established to promote solar roof top plants on government buildings. Since its inception, the solar plant has successfully saved 1,41,540 units, resulting in a saving of over Rs 14 lakh per year.

Appreciating the work of the institute towards energy security, he said, the solar plant is a testimony to the commitment of the government to promote clean energy for a healthy environment.

Describing it as a significant initiative, the Union Minister also inaugurated an open air gym in the institute. He emphasized on health and strengthening the immune system, especially during the pandemic.

He said, “While the number of vaccinations by the government has crossed 100 crores, awareness of our health by the people will make us jointly victorious in the fight against COVID-19. We are fully committed to public health. ” Rajnath Singh appreciated the fact that the project is a product of close coordination between MP-IDSA and a local army station without any additional financial burden.

Raksha Mantri also released books authored by scholars of the Institute, covering a wide range of research topics relevant to the country’s defence, security, foreign policy and strategic imperatives.


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