Sources said that the government wants 2011 to be the base year besides no three per cent annual increase. The government also wants payment to begin from April 1, 2015 as against the agreed date of April 1, 2014.
The Kamayani Express was the first to derail, followed by the Janata Express. While a large part of the Kamayani Express had managed to cross the bridge, the Janata Express engine still lay on the bridge.
Statistics reveal that despite having promoted defence as one of the prime sectors under the ‘Make in India’ initiative, the sector has contributed zero per cent of the total FDI inflow in the country.
Inter Services Public Relations has in its in- house propaganda magazine stated that Parrikar’s comments add a “new dimension” to the existing “low intensity conflict threat” their country has been dealing with.