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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 669
ANSWERED ON:  26.02.2016
Mountain Strike Corps
A.T. (NANA) PATIL
Will the Minister of



DEFENCE be pleased to state:-


(a) the present status of the creation of Mountain Strike Corps (MSC) in the Indian Army;

(b) whether the Government has reduced the budget for creation of MSC and if so, the reasons therefor; and

(c) the time by which the MSC is likely to be made operational?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF DEFENCE (SHRI MANOHAR PARRIKAR)

(a) to (c): Military capacity enhancement is a dynamic and continuous process based on threat perception. Appropriate measures including force accretion are accordingly taken from time to time to safeguard the sovereignty, territorial integrity & security of the country. However, disclosure of further details in this regard on the floor of the House will not be in the national interest.

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