Manohar Parrikar to meet top defence brass in Delhi today

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will hold a series of meetings with the top brass of the three services and his ministry starting Monday.

ANI| Last Updated: Nov 17, 2014, 10:00 AM IST

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar will hold a series of meetings with the top brass of the three services and his ministry starting Monday.

The objective of these meetings is to fast track the acquisition and upgradation process in the armed forces.

Parrikar, who assumed charge of his office last week, has already had a first round of meetings with the service chiefs, and directed the Army, the Navy and the Air Force to prioritize their demands.

He has reportedly made it clear that the acquisition process under him will be fast and transparent.

Earlier, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who was holding additional charge of Defence, had undertaken a series of swift decisions and cleared projects and purchases worth about Rs 1.2 lakh crore.