Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday unveiled a plaque to rename the institute after late leader Manohar Parrikar at the Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis in the national capital Delhi. Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis is now renamed as Manohar Parrikar Institute of Defense Studies and Analysis (MP-IDSA).
Paying tribute to the former Defense Minister, Rajnath Singh in his address remembered Manohar Parrikar, who had focused on promoting the work of the institute during his time as Defense Minister.
Recalling his long association with him, the Defense Minister said, “Parrikarji had a keen understanding of defense related matters and his insistence on indigenization and efforts at politico-military synergy made him an invaluable asset.”
“He was a thought leader for our armed forces. His leadership in the 2016 anti-terrorist attacks 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,” he said. Will go.” ,
Extending best wishes to MP-IDSA on its 57th Foundation Day, Rajnath Singh appreciated the hard work and determination of the institute. – has emerged as one of the tanks.
He said, “The brainstorming ideas have helped the 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 is constantly striving to carry forward its glorious legacy. Used to be.” ,
The Defense Minister also emphasized the need to be more vigilant in the wake of the rapidly changing global security landscape and invisible threats such as 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. Rajnath Singh also inaugurated 100 KW Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Power Plant on the occasion. He also inaugurated an open air gym at the institute, terming it as a significant initiative and stressing on strengthening the health and 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. “
Manohar Parrikar was the Defense Minister from November 9, 2014 to March 14, 2017 and “steered the ministry through the daunting challenges of attacks like Pathankot and Uri and responded with exemplary courage.”
During Parrikar’s tenure as Defense Minister, India witnessed several decisions that enhanced India’s security capabilities, boosted indigenous defense production and improved the lives of ex-servicemen.