Former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who was handpicked as Defence Minister by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Saturday said taking over the key portfolio was nothing less than an adventure for him and it took him three months to get familiar with ranks in the armed forces.
The government has accepted the 'One Rank, One Pension' scheme for the armed forces and the same will be put in place once the modalities regarding its implementation are approved, the Rajya Sabha was told on Tuesday.
Promising a "lot of things", Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday outlined a multi-pronged approach of a non-offensive but strong India while making it clear that there will be "zero tolerance to error" in defence-related issues.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday met the country's top military commanders for the first time at the Combined Commanders' conference where he stressed on the need for an atmosphere of peace and security essentials for the nation to achieve its goal of economic development.
Responding to cyclone Hudhud, the armed forces on Sunday repositioned their resources to assist the civil administration to launch rescue and relief operations in the affected regions of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.
China`s armed forces will ramp up their cybersecurity and speed domestic development of software, state media said on Wednesday, as the world`s largest military seeks to shore up potential technological weaknesses.