Addressing a poll rally here, Modi paid tributes to the late leader, hailing his contribution as defence minister, especially during the surgical strike of September 2016.
Parrikar died on March 17 after a year-long illness.
"The kind of statements made by the Congress when Parrikar was ailing were not in keeping with the culture of Goa and of the country," he said.
Recalling his association with Goa, Modi recalled that he was chosen as prime ministerial candidate at the meeting of the BJP executive in the coastal state in 2014.
"The country carried out the surgical strike during his tenure. He laid the foundation for new India," Modi said, adding that the world realised after the surgical strike that India can kill terrorists "by entering their homes".
"I am proud that with Parrikar, we could give a new direction to the country's defence doctrine," the prime minister said.
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