Centre renames IDSA as Manohar Parrikar Defence Institute of Analyses to 'honour commitment and legacy' of late defence minister

Parrikar steered the defence ministry 'through the tough challenges of attacks like Pathankot and Uri and responded to these with exemplary boldness', said a government statement

Press Trust of India February 18, 2020 16:24:57 IST
Centre renames IDSA as Manohar Parrikar Defence Institute of Analyses to 'honour commitment and legacy' of late defence minister
  • The Central government has renamed Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), a government think tank, as Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in order to "honour the commitment and legacy" of the late defence minister

  • He steered the defence ministry 'through the tough challenges of attacks like Pathankot and Uri and responded to these with exemplary boldness', said a government statement

  • His 'biggest' contribution was towards the implementation of long-standing One Rank One Pension (OROP) demand for the armed forces, the statement said

New Delhi: The Central government has renamed Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), a government think tank, as Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses in order to "honour the commitment and legacy" of the late defence minister.

Centre renames IDSA as Manohar Parrikar Defence Institute of Analyses to honour commitment and legacy of late defence minister

File image of former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar. PTI

Parrikar, who was defence minister from 9 November, 2014 to 14 March, 2017, died on 17 March last year in Panaji at Goa due to pancreatic cancer.

He steered the defence ministry "through the tough challenges of attacks like Pathankot and Uri and responded to these with exemplary boldness", said a government statement on Tuesday.

"An epitome of integrity and dedication in public life, throughout his career, late Manohar Parrikar showed a tremendous fighting spirit, taking on the odds with fearlessness," the statement noted.

When Parrikar was the defence minister, India witnessed a series of decisions that "enhanced its security capacities, boosted indigenous defence production and bettered the lives of ex-servicemen", it said. His "biggest" contribution was towards the implementation of long-standing One Rank One Pension (OROP) demand for the armed forces, the statement said.

The renaming of the IDSA "will align the vision and aspiration of the premier defence institute with the contribution of the former Raksha Mantri and Padma Bhushan awardee", said the statement.

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