“Manohar Parrikar must be more straight forward and clarify things, otherwise this will lead to unnecessary complications,” PC Chacko said.

Manohar Parrikar on Friday alleged that some former Prime Ministers had compromised the country's "deep assets" on national security but refrained from naming them.

Parrikar said he did not give details about Coast Guard operation involving a boat coming from Pakistan as the "source (of information) might be compromised".

"After all, you have to build deep assets. Deep assets are created over 20-30 years. Sadly, there were some Prime Ministers who compromised deep assets.

"I am not going to disclose names. Many people know," Parrikar said after releasing special issue of a newspaper.

Taunting the Congress for demanding evidence on the recent Coast Guard operation against a Pakistani vessel carrying suspected terrorists, he said, "There was demand for giving proof (that it was a Pakistan terror vessel). Tomorrow, during such operation we will take along a (media) cameraman and also the Congress spokesperson,” he added.

Parrikar said he plans to send Defence Ministry officials to border for 15 days to sensitize them on hardships faced by armed forces. "Then may be several files will be cleared fast," the Defence Minister said.

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