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Rajnath Singh is India’s Defence Minister and had previously served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He is a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party and was also its National President. More

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  • Balakot air strikes displayed India's strong will to act against terror: Rajnath Singh Feb 26, 2021 10:42 AM IST

    Balakot air strikes displayed India's strong will to act against terror: Rajnath Singh

    "On the anniversary of Balakot Air Strikes, I salute the exceptional courage and diligence of the Indian Air Force. The success of Balakot strikes has shown India's strong will to act against terrorism. We are proud of our Armed Forces who keep India safe and secure," Singh tweeted.

  • 'Caged parrot' Rajnath Singh could resolve impasse if allowed to talk to farmers: Naresh Tikait Feb 24, 2021 08:18 PM IST

    'Caged parrot' Rajnath Singh could resolve impasse if allowed to talk to farmers: Naresh Tikait

    Naresh Tikait accused the BJP-led central government of being “stubborn” over the three new laws, which farmer unions want repealed.

  • DAC approves capital acquisition proposals of three armed forces worth Rs 13,700 crore Feb 23, 2021 07:19 PM IST

    DAC approves capital acquisition proposals of three armed forces worth Rs 13,700 crore

    The DAC also approved that all capital acquisition contracts (delegated and non-delegated) other than D&D cases shall be concluded in two years.

  • Sino-India disengagement process in eastern Ladakh complete, says Rajnath Singh Feb 21, 2021 07:59 PM IST

    Sino-India disengagement process in eastern Ladakh complete, says Rajnath Singh

    Twenty Indian army personnel were killed in the Galwan clash with the Chinese troops last year during the face-off.

  • Rajnath Singh launches portal to provide municipal services online to residents of cantonment boards Feb 16, 2021 04:33 PM IST

    Rajnath Singh launches portal to provide municipal services online to residents of cantonment boards

    At the launch event, Rajnath Singh said, "With the help of this portal, the people would be able to get government documents made such as trade license and apply for services such as water connectivity."

  • Disengagement process going on in Pangong Tso areas as per plan: Sources Feb 15, 2021 10:27 PM IST

    Disengagement process going on in Pangong Tso areas as per plan: Sources

    The sources said following completion of the disengagement process, the two sides will hold talks on the de-escalation exercise.

  • India to have 17 Rafale jets by March; entire fleet by 2022: Rajnath Singh Feb 08, 2021 05:46 PM IST

    India to have 17 Rafale jets by March; entire fleet by 2022: Rajnath Singh

    In 2016, India had signed an inter-governmental agreement with France to procure 36-Rafale Jet aircrafts at a cost Rs 59,000 crore.

  • Rafale induction ceremony cost exchequer over Rs 41 lakh: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Feb 08, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    Rafale induction ceremony cost exchequer over Rs 41 lakh: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

    "The first five Rafale aircraft of IAF were formally inducted into IAF on September 10. The arrangements for this event were made mostly through local resources of IAF. The total expenditure on the event was Rs 41.32 lakh including Rs 9.18 lakh of GST," Rajnath Singh said.

  • Securities forces have restricted Pakistan's acts to borders only: Rajnath Singh Feb 08, 2021 11:26 AM IST

    Securities forces have restricted Pakistan's acts to borders only: Rajnath Singh

    During the Question Hour, the minister also informed the House that 11 Rafale fighter jets have arrived in the country and the number will reach 17 by March this year.

  • Self-reliance in defence equipment manufacturing crucial for maintaining India's strategic autonomy: Rajnath Singh Feb 05, 2021 03:22 PM IST

    Self-reliance in defence equipment manufacturing crucial for maintaining India's strategic autonomy: Rajnath Singh

    The Minister also asked officials to increase the grants that the startups under iDEX (Innovations for Defence Excellence) receive.

  • India ready to supply weapons systems to countries in Indian Ocean Region: Rajnath Singh Feb 04, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    India ready to supply weapons systems to countries in Indian Ocean Region: Rajnath Singh

    Delivering his keynote address at the IOR Defence Ministers' Conclave, he said organising a conclave of countries in the IOR on the margins of the international event "Aero India-2021" shows the importance India attaches to the vision of common growth and stability, and constructive engagements with them.

  • India to spend $130 billion on military modernisation, prepared to defeat misadventures at border: Rajnath Singh Feb 03, 2021 03:35 PM IST

    India to spend $130 billion on military modernisation, prepared to defeat misadventures at border: Rajnath Singh

    Tens of thousands of farmers have been camped out on the outskirts of the capital, New Delhi, since late last year, braving the winter chill to show opposition to three new laws the government says will make the sector more efficient.

  • Aero India Show 2021 | Highlights from India’s premier aerospace and defence exhibition Feb 03, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    Aero India Show 2021 | Highlights from India’s premier aerospace and defence exhibition

    Aero India is a biennial event with flying demonstrations by stunt teams and militaries and commercial pavilions where aviation companies display their products and technology. As many as 601 exhibitors - 523 Indian and 78 foreign - and 14 countries have confirmed participation.

  • IAF to host conclave of Air Force chiefs to discuss current issues Feb 02, 2021 10:28 PM IST

    IAF to host conclave of Air Force chiefs to discuss current issues

    The conclave will happen on Thursday and Friday, concurrently with the country's premier aerospace and defence exhibition Aero India 2021 that will start on Wednesday and end on Friday.

  • Indian Air Force Rs 48,000 crore Tejas aircraft deal to be signed on February 3 Feb 02, 2021 08:12 PM IST

    Indian Air Force Rs 48,000 crore Tejas aircraft deal to be signed on February 3

    The aircraft, manufactured by the HAL, is a potent platform for air combat and offensive air support with reconnaissance and anti-ship operations as its secondary roles.

  • Can't remain dependent on other countries for India's defence: Rajnath Singh Feb 02, 2021 04:04 PM IST

    Can't remain dependent on other countries for India's defence: Rajnath Singh

    Mr Rajnath Singh said Tejas is not only indigenous, but is also better than its foreign equivalents on several parameters and also comparatively cheaper.

  • Budget for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat', will strengthen economy: Rajnath Singh Feb 01, 2021 01:46 PM IST

    Budget for 'Aatmanirbhar Bharat', will strengthen economy: Rajnath Singh

    Ruling party leaders lauded the budged for its focus on a number of measures, including capital expenditure, tax exemption for senior citizens and incentives for start-ups among others.

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to inaugurate HAL's second LCA production line on Tuesday Feb 01, 2021 11:55 AM IST

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to inaugurate HAL's second LCA production line on Tuesday

    The event comes a day before the opening of the Aero India 2021, the country's premier aerospace and Defence exhibition, commencing at Air Force Station Yelahanka on Wednesday.

  • MSP will continue, no one can take away land from farmers, says Rajnath Singh Dec 27, 2020 03:53 PM IST

    MSP will continue, no one can take away land from farmers, says Rajnath Singh

    His remarks came while he was addressing people of Himachal Pradesh via video-conference on completion of 3 years of Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government in the state.

  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hands over 3 DRDO systems to chiefs of armed forces Dec 18, 2020 10:46 PM IST

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh hands over 3 DRDO systems to chiefs of armed forces

    This missile is the first indigenously developed beyond visual range (BVR) missile that can be launched from Sukhoi-30 and other fighter aircraft.

  • Changing nature of war: Rajnath Singh says mobile phones now have longer reach than missiles Dec 18, 2020 04:49 PM IST

    Changing nature of war: Rajnath Singh says mobile phones now have longer reach than missiles

    Singh added that the enemy can now reach people even without crossing any borders and urged everyone to play the role of a soldier.

  • Atmanirbhar Bharat: Defence Ministry approves procurement of military equipment worth Rs 28,000 crore Dec 18, 2020 07:44 AM IST

    Atmanirbhar Bharat: Defence Ministry approves procurement of military equipment worth Rs 28,000 crore

    Six of the seven proposals, that is, Rs 27,000 crore out of Rs 28,000 crore for which AoNs (Acceptance of Necessity) were granted will be sourced from the Indian industry.

  • Defence Ministry approves acquisition of military hardware worth Rs 28,000 crore Dec 17, 2020 06:49 PM IST

    Defence Ministry approves acquisition of military hardware worth Rs 28,000 crore

    Officials said a total of seven acquisition proposals were approved by the DAC, the defence ministry's highest decision-making body on procurement.

  • Nation will always remember sacrifice made by Indian soldiers in 1971 war: Rajnath Singh Dec 16, 2020 11:35 AM IST

    Nation will always remember sacrifice made by Indian soldiers in 1971 war: Rajnath Singh

    India celebrates December 16 as Vijay Diwas to commemorate its victory over Pakistan during the 1971 war that led to creation of Bangladesh.

  • Indian forces fought PLA with utmost bravery; forced them to go back: Rajnath Singh on Ladakh standoff, "capable to take any challenge" Dec 14, 2020 06:20 PM IST

    Indian forces fought PLA with utmost bravery; forced them to go back: Rajnath Singh on Ladakh standoff, "capable to take any challenge"

    In his address at the annual general meeting of industry body FICCI, he also said the "unprovoked aggression" on India's Himalayan frontiers is a reminder of how the world is changing and how existing agreements are being challenged.

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