India’s former defense minister Manohar Parrikar dies

FILE PHOTO: India's Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar attends a seminar during the Vibrant Gujarat investor summit in Gandhinagar, India, January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s former defense minister and serving chief minister of the western state of Goa, Manohar Parrikar, died on Sunday, officials said. A technocrat turned politician, 63-year-old Parrikar was a senior member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He had been suffering from cancer. “Extremely sorry to hear of the passing […]

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