He was handpicked by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to head the Defence Ministry. And on his govt’s first anniversary, Manohar Parrikar insists his biggest challenge is to speed up defence procurement, which has been delayed due to many reasons including the over enthusiastic investigative agencies. Parrikar also says wooing the foreign firms to manufacture here is top priority especially since the Govt is more willing than ever before to buy from private Indian players. On Modi 365: The A Team, Supriya Shrinate began by asking him on the Rafale deal and is Govt to model a preferred route now for defence purchases?

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