The statement of Defence Minister Mr. Parrikar that India should revise its “No First Use Nuclear Weapon Policy” is most condemnable. The later clarification that it is his personal opinion does not hold water or reduce the serious damage done to the time tested policy of the Government of India.

This statement is a complete reversal of the long standing and accepted policy of the Government of India since Independence. The Defence Minister, through his irresponsible statement, has put India in a poor light before the world. He should apologize to the people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi should speak out what is the policy of India in this matter.