Indian Defence Minister: Manohar Parrikar



Manohar Gopalkrishna Prabhu Parrikar, generally known as Manohar Parrikar is the current defence minister of India. Its about two years when Prime Minister Narendra Modi chosen Mr. Parrikar as Defence Mininster and since he has proved to be the most upfront and pro-active minister in the Modi Cabinet.

Education:

Mr. Parrikar completed his secondary education from Margao in Marathi . In 1978, he went to graduate in metallurgical engineering from IIT Bombay. He was the first IITian to become a chief minister of an Indian state (Goa). 



Political Career:

Manohar Parrikar joined Bhartiya Janta Party in 1988. His career got startup when he was elected the Second Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa in 1994.  He served as General Secretary & Spokesman, Bharatiya Janata Party on the Goa State from 1994 to 2001. In between he was elected for Chief Minister of Goa on 24th Oct. 2000 and served till 27th Feb 2002. Again on 5th June 2002, he was elected for Chief Minister.

 In 2007, the Parrikar-led BJP was defeated in the Goa state elections by the Indian National Congress led by Digambar Kamat.

Again he was restored as Chief Minister in 2012 when his patry won against INC.


In November 2014, Parrikar was chosen as the Minister of Defence replacing Mr. Arun Jaitley.




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