Defence preparedness itself our best defence: Arun Jaitley
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday said owing to its geographical location, India had to always remain prepared to defend itself as “it is our best defence”.
“It is a harsh reality in today’s world that India, due to its geographical location, has to remain prepared. Our defence preparedness itself is our best defence,” he said here. Jaitley added that even though the entire country had confidence in the armed forces, which represented some of the best traditions anywhere in the world, “as part of our preparedness, we obviously need to equip our forces with all the support system they require”.
The Union minister was here to attend an event marking the handing over of a long range surface-to-air missile to the Indian Navy.
On the occasion, Jaitley said Indians were now capable of offering services to other developed economies at a cheaper price. “There is hardly any country in the developed world, where the presence of Indian minds is not visible, be it in the field of medicine, science or technology. And therefore, not only do we have a large human resource pool, we have surplus resources which serve other countries too,” he added.
The defence minister said India’s resources, compared to …read more