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Manohar Parrikar: I am more comfortable in Goa than Defence Minister

  • Manohar Parrikar, FINS, Defence Minister, Forum for Integrated National Security, National Security
    Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar addresses the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS) organised interact session in Mumbai

    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said he was uncomfortable in western outfits like suits.

  • Manohar Parrikar, FINS, Defence Minister, Forum for Integrated National Security, National Security
    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar addresses the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS) organised interact session in Mumbai

    Parrikar, who addressed an event in suburban Bandra, was asked about his dressing sense.

  • Manohar Parrikar, FINS, Defence Minister, Forum for Integrated National Security, National Security
    Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar addresses the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS) organised interact session

    Parrikar quipped, “I am uncomfortable in western outfits like suits. Compared to previous defence minister, my dress is much better.”

  • Manohar Parrikar, FINS, Defence Minister, Forum for Integrated National Security, National Security
    Manohar Parrikar addresses the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS) organised interact session in Mumbai

    “And I do not seek votes over my simplicity like another IITian,” the Defence Minister said, in an apparent jibe at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

  • Manohar Parrikar, FINS, Defence Minister, Forum for Integrated National Security, National Security
    Manohar Parrikar during Integrated National Security (FINS) organised interact session in Mumbai

    Parrikar said, “I came to Delhi only because the Defence portfolio was offered to me. Otherwise, I am more comfortable in Goa.”

  • Manohar Parrikar, FINS, Defence Minister, Forum for Integrated National Security, National Security
    Manohar Parrikar addresses the Forum for Integrated National Security (FINS) organised interact session

    The questioner said a section of government machinery thinks that the attire of Parrikar, despite having a major portfolio, is too simple.

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