Major General BC Khanduri-led Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence lambasts the Indian government for inadequate defence budget allocations.
Arun Jaitley says India's location geopolitically sensitive, defence preparedness can't be compromised
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said India was located somewhat sensitively and the nation's defence preparedness was something "we could never compromise on"
Arun Jaitley calls for India's optimal defence preparedness as the region is 'not free from trouble'
In view of the security threat India faces in the region, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday called for optimal defence preparedness to safeguard the country.
The defence minister also called the practice of Army chiefs writing to prime ministers as routine.
The BJP wanted to know that from the prime minister if the country is capable of facing any challenge to its defence.
This comes a fortnight after a "top secret" 12 March letter from Indian Army chief GenVK Singh on deficiencies in the equipment of key fighting units.