The ostensible reason for India starting a separate process, away from the 126 aircraft deal, is to urgently meet the “critical operational necessity” of the IAF.
” The work is expected to be completed by December 2016,” the statement issued by Ministry of Defence reads.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had said that ‘One rank, One pension’ scheme will be rolled out soon.
1987-batch UP cadre IAS officer Jiwesh Nandan has also been appointed as Joint Secretary in Defence Ministry.
War veterans see it as “wilful disregard of the SC’s orders” and have demanded an enquiry.
One rank, one pension scheme has been a long-standing demand of over 2 million ex-servicemen in the country.
A rally was also held here by the ex-servicemen, seeking early implementation of the scheme.
Parrikar had visited Col M N Rai’s family last evening at Cariappa Vihar residence in Delhi Cantt.
The creation of two portfolios —one for DG R&D and other for SA to the Defence Minister — is still in conceptual stage, officials said.
Tender notice for scanners has already been floated.
No public road outside unit lines in a Cantonment will be closed by any authority other than a Cantonment board.
The district administration said that before any demarcation, various parameters need to identified.
Ajit’s family insists that he was killed by higher-ranking soldiers after an altercation at the camp.
Sources said the Ministry of Surface Transport is more than relieved to let BRO be moved completely to MoD.
On issues like imposing penalty, he added that it was his “loud thinking” and final decision will be taken later.