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It is hard to quantify the damage that Shri AK Antony aka ‘Saint’ has inflicted on the Indian Armed forces, because it was not just the countless deals that defence minister chose to stall (S-70B, MMRCA, AH-64E, CH-47F, M777 artillery, Avro replacement etc.) that have greatly affected India’s national security and have cost the lives of some the very best Indians alive (service personnel) but the general disruptive and “better to be slothful than do something” culture AK Antony created within the MoD (Ministry of defence).
This man was the longest serving DM in India’s history- think about that for a moment, he had more time to fix the system than anyone else. Parrikar hit the nail on the head when asked, in his first media appearance a few days after becoming DM, what the general state of affairs was within the MoD “we are in a mess, I can’t spell it out. ”
The extent to which AK Antony has harmed India’s defence preparedness and everything that was wrong with UPA’s MoD , can be measured by many illustrations, though due to constraint of space the author would like to highlight the 3, which have impacted India’s national security the most.
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