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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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  • Country's economic prowess gets reflected in its ammunition: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Jul 27, 2022 01:07 PM IST

    Country's economic prowess gets reflected in its ammunition: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

    "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).

  • Recruitment process in three services severely affected due to Covid: Rajnath Singh Jul 25, 2022 08:12 PM IST

    Recruitment process in three services severely affected due to Covid: Rajnath Singh

    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.

  • India will emerge victorious in case of any war: Rajnath Singh Jul 24, 2022 06:51 PM IST

    India will emerge victorious in case of any war: Rajnath Singh

    "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.

  • Droupadi Murmu elected President | 'India scripts history': How PM Modi, Nirmala Sitharaman, Amit Shah, others reacted to her win Jul 21, 2022 08:24 PM IST

    Droupadi Murmu elected President | 'India scripts history': How PM Modi, Nirmala Sitharaman, Amit Shah, others reacted to her win

    The 64-year-old Droupadi Murmu, who was BJP-led NDA's candidate in the presidential polls, defeated Opposition's Yashwant Sinha.

  • AAP MP, Varun Gandhi alleged caste being asked in army recruitment; Rajnath dismisses 'rumour' Jul 19, 2022 04:07 PM IST

    AAP MP, Varun Gandhi alleged caste being asked in army recruitment; Rajnath dismisses 'rumour'

    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 assures continued support to democracy, stability and economic recovery in Sri Lanka Jul 16, 2022 12:22 PM IST

    India assures continued support to democracy, stability and economic recovery in Sri Lanka

    India has been the principal source of foreign assistance to Sri Lanka this year.

  • Rajnath Singh briefs Parliamentary panel on Agnipath scheme, Oppn MPs seek rethink Jul 11, 2022 07:47 PM IST

    Rajnath Singh briefs Parliamentary panel on Agnipath scheme, Oppn MPs seek rethink

    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.

  • Rajnath Singh to brief parliamentary defence panel on Agnipath scheme Jul 07, 2022 06:36 PM IST

    Rajnath Singh to brief parliamentary defence panel on Agnipath scheme

    Chiefs of the three forces, the defence secretary and other senior defence ministry officials will attend the July 11 meeting

  • France's Safran Group CEO briefs Rajnath Singh on plan to setup MRO facility in India Jul 05, 2022 08:33 PM IST

    France's Safran Group CEO briefs Rajnath Singh on plan to setup MRO facility in India

    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.

  • India will not cede an inch of its land to China: Rajnath Singh Jun 26, 2022 10:28 AM IST

    India will not cede an inch of its land to China: Rajnath Singh

    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.

  • Vice President Venkaiah Naidu as next president? Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, J P Nadda meeting with him sparks buzz Jun 21, 2022 01:32 PM IST

    Vice President Venkaiah Naidu as next president? Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, J P Nadda meeting with him sparks buzz

    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.

  • Rajnath Singh approves proposal to reserve 10% job vacancies in defence ministry for 'Agniveers' Jun 19, 2022 09:15 AM IST

    Rajnath Singh approves proposal to reserve 10% job vacancies in defence ministry for 'Agniveers'

    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.

  • Centre lines up incentives for Agnipath recruits as protests spread to more states Jun 19, 2022 07:13 AM IST

    Centre lines up incentives for Agnipath recruits as protests spread to more states

    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

  • Agnipath Row | 10% reservation for 'Agniveers' in Defence Ministry jobs approved: Rajnath Singh Jun 18, 2022 03:04 PM IST

    Agnipath Row | 10% reservation for 'Agniveers' in Defence Ministry jobs approved: Rajnath Singh

    The announcement came shortly after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level meeting with the three service chiefs.

  • Agnipath scheme rolled out after wide-ranging consultations: Rajnath Singh Jun 18, 2022 01:34 PM IST

    Agnipath scheme rolled out after wide-ranging consultations: Rajnath Singh

    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.

  • Protestors on path of unrest: Facts about Agnipath Scheme Jun 17, 2022 02:57 PM IST

    Protestors on path of unrest: Facts about Agnipath 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'.

  • Pakistan trying to 'bleed India with a thousand cuts', says Rajnath Jun 16, 2022 05:49 PM IST

    Pakistan trying to 'bleed India with a thousand cuts', says Rajnath

    The defence minister arrived in Jammu and Kashmir on a two-day visit to review the security situation in the Union territory.

  • 'Agnipath' will give rise to more disaffection in youth: BJP MP Varun Gandhi to Rajnath Singh Jun 16, 2022 12:23 PM IST

    'Agnipath' will give rise to more disaffection in youth: BJP MP Varun Gandhi to Rajnath Singh

    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.

  • India, Vietnam decide to expand defence & security ties Jun 08, 2022 11:36 AM IST

    India, Vietnam decide to expand defence & security ties

    The joint vision document provides for significant expansion of defence ties in diverse areas by 2030, officials said.

  • Modi Govt @ 8: Key people of the government May 26, 2022 10:36 AM IST

    Modi Govt @ 8: Key people of the government

    While Prime Minister Modi can take the lion’s share of the credit for turning the BJP and NDA’s fortunes around since 2014, there are many who have played a crucial role in scripting the larger success story of the government. We look at a few of the key figures in the Modi government.

  • Watch: Rajnath Singh's fitness session at countdown event to International Yoga Day May 19, 2022 09:27 AM IST

    Watch: Rajnath Singh's fitness session at countdown event to International Yoga Day

    The International Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

  • Rajnath Singh launches 2 indigenously built warships 'Surat' and 'Udaygiri', says will add might to Navy's arsenal May 17, 2022 05:21 PM IST

    Rajnath Singh launches 2 indigenously built warships 'Surat' and 'Udaygiri', says will add might to Navy's arsenal

    This is the first time that two indigenously built warships have been launched concurrently, the Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) said.

  • Six defence companies formed after OFB restructuring report provisional profits in first six months Apr 29, 2022 05:12 PM IST

    Six defence companies formed after OFB restructuring report provisional profits in first six months

    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.

  • India, US have growing convergence of strategic interests: Rajnath Singh Apr 21, 2022 11:21 AM IST

    India, US have growing convergence of strategic interests: Rajnath Singh

    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.

  • If harmed, India will not spare anyone, says Rajnath Singh in a strong message to China Apr 15, 2022 05:13 PM IST

    If harmed, India will not spare anyone, says Rajnath Singh in a strong message to China

    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.

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