23 April, New Delhi
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar Thursday asked the Army, Air Force and the Navy to exercise financial prudence and optimise all available resources.
He, however, reiterated the government’s commitment to modernisation of the Armed Forces. Mr Parrikar was addressing the Annual Unified Commanders’ Conference for Tri-Services Commanders in New Delhi.
Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha, Naval Chief Admiral R K Dhowan and Army Chief General Dalbir Singh attended the conference.