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
"We have come far ahead of those times when a bomb's size and explosive capacity were the only things that mattered. Now, their smartness is as important," Singh said in his speech during an event of industry body Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).
According to information released by the government on Monday, the three services were able to hire a total of 37,301 people in the last two years, compared to an average yearly vacancy of 60,000 because to the COVID-19 epidemic that affected the induction procedure.
"I want to tell you with confidence that if any foreign powers cast an evil eye on us and if there is a war, we will become victorious," Singh said.
The 64-year-old Droupadi Murmu, who was BJP-led NDA's candidate in the presidential polls, defeated Opposition's Yashwant Sinha.
AAP’s Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issue while JD(U) leader Upendra Kushwaha and BJP MP Varun Gandhi also tweeted a purported document linked to the army’s recruitment exercise to question the need for a caste certificate and raised concerns.
India has been the principal source of foreign assistance to Sri Lanka this year.
Opposition members, including those from the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the RJD raised objections to the new recruitment scheme and said it should be rolled back.
Chiefs of the three forces, the defence secretary and other senior defence ministry officials will attend the July 11 meeting
The MRO facility, to be set up in Hyderabad through the direct foreign investment of $150 million, is expected to create 500-600 highly skilled jobs, the Ministry of Defence said.
Singh also said that India will give a befitting reply to anyone threatening its unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity as it no longer remained a "weak" country.
Rajnarh Singh and Nadda have also been authorised by the party to speak to various parties, including those from the opposition, on the presidential poll.
The defence minister said the scheme will bring "revolutionary changes" in the enrolment process for soldiers, asserting that there will be no compromise on the quality of training to be imparted to the personnel to be recruited under it.
The Indian Railways cancelled 369 trains on Saturday and passengers faced a harrowing time. Over 200 trains were cancelled a day earlier after the railways faced the brunt of the protests
The announcement came shortly after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level meeting with the three service chiefs.
He said the scheme will bring revolutionary changes in the enrolment process for soldiers, asserting that there will be no compromise on the quality of training to be imparted to the personnel to be recruited under the scheme.
Hundreds of protestors across various states are taking the path of unrest, in protest against the recruitment scheme. Political parties too are trying to push the Government to roll back 'Agnipath Scheme'.
The defence minister arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit to review the security situation in the Union territory.
In a letter to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Gandhi said the young population has shared their questions and doubts with him about the radical changes in the soldiers' recruitment process which also proposes that the 75 per cent of the recruits under the scheme will retire after four years of service without pension.
The joint vision document provides for significant expansion of defence ties in diverse areas by 2030, officials said.
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This is the first time that two indigenously built warships have been launched concurrently, the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) said.
The profits recorded - ranging from Rs 1.3 crore to Rs 60 crore, may not be significant but reflect a remarkable improvement in performance over the last three years when they accumulated average six-monthly losses ranging from Rs 44 crore to Rs 677 crores.
Rajnath Singh said the recent India-US '2+2' dialogue and fruitful conversation between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Joe Biden have created the ground for a more ambitious and strategic engagement between the two sides.
Rajnath Singh, in his address to the Indian-American community in San Francisco, also sent a subtle message to the US that New Delhi does not believe in a diplomacy of zero-sum game and its relationship with one country cannot be at the expense of the other.