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Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar On Thursday Said That His Personal Take On India’s Nuclear Policy Is That The Country Being A Responsible Power Should Not Get Into In The First-use Debate.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Bindiya Bhatt | Updated on: 10 Nov 2016, 10:34:10 PM
Manohar Parrikar (Pic: ANI)

New Delhi:

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said that his personal take on India’s nuclear policy is that the country "being a responsible power" should not get into in the first-use debate.

Sources in the government later said that Parrikar’s remarks must be taken as his personal opinion and not his official position." Parrikar made the remark at a book launch.

Here is what all the Defence Minister said:

#Necessarily if there is any question or danger to the country, I will not open the book first

#'Be unpredictable' is part of the strategy. But we have to have a written book so that in general, we follow that direction

#The day surgical strikes happened, no threat has come again: Manohar Parrikar

#Used to get threat from Def Min from neighbouring country that they are going to use tactical nuclear weapon if they're threatened

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#This is my thinking. Some may say that Parrikar says nuclear doctrine has changed, it has not changed in any Govt policy

#People say India has not first used nuclear concept. I should say that I'm a responsible nuclear power and I'll not use it irresponsibly

#If written down strategy exists or you take a stand on a nuclear aspect,I think you're actually giving away ur strength in nuclear

#Rs 500 and 1000 notes may have an impact on elections, lot of politicians are already worrying: Manohar Parrikar

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First Published : 10 Nov 2016, 09:16:00 PM

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