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
India has all along been maintaining that the onus is on China to carry forward the process of disengagement and de-escalation at the friction points in the mountainous region.
The defence minister, speaking at an online event after inaugurating 44 bridges, said India is not only facing the situations along the frontiers resolutely, but it is also bringing in major development including in border areas.
The government is rolling out the ‘big guns’ including Defence Minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party’s farmer face Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and Minister of State for Finance Anurag Thakur,
The Atal Tunnel had not only fulfilled the dreams of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee but also ended the decades-old wait of crores of people of Himachal Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
Rajnath Singh also hit out at Congress for the burning of a tractor by protesters from their youth wing, saying, "As a weapon is sacred to soldiers, so is a tractor for farmers and by burning them, they are insulting our farmers.”
Another official said removing offset obligations for contracts under the three categories is likely to result in a reduction of cost of acquisitions as the defence firms used to factor in funds required to fulfil offset conditions.
"The DAC headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh accorded approval for various arms and equipment worth Rs 2,290 crore," the defence ministry said.
The laser-guided anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) is likely to significantly enhance the fire-power capability of the Indian Army particularly along the frontiers with Pakistan and China, the officials said.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, NSA Ajit Doval, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and the 3 service chiefs reportedly looked at further enhancing vigil along the LAC, including in Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim sectors.
On the other hand, MHA said that there have been 47 attempted infiltration along Indo-Pakistan border since February 2020.
The union minister said that Chinese actions reflect a clear disregard for the various bilateral agreements between the two countries.
Rajnath Singh's statement is scheduled for 3 pm amid the Opposition’s demand of a debate on the ongoing standoff between Indian and Chinese troops along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had met his Chinese counterpart Gen Wei Fenghe in Moscow recently.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh congratulated all “Hindi lovers” on the occasion.
The first batch of five Rafale fighter jets has been formally inducted into the Indian Air Force in Ambala air base.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's office said he and his Chinese counterpart had “frank and in-depth” discussions about the India-China border developments.
Indian and Chinese troops are engaged in a tense border row in eastern Ladakh for nearly four months now.
The Indian Army has a requirement for around 770,000 AK-47 203 rifles, of which 100,000 will be imported and the rest will be manufactured in India, Russia's state-run Sputnik news agency said.
Besides attending the SCO defence ministers' meeting, Singh will hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Shoigu and several other top military officials with an aim to expedite the implementation of several defence procurement programmes, officials said.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved the suspension of business dealings with M/s VAEPL for one year from August 14, they said.
Former Defence Secretary of India G Mohan Kumar said that "neglecting the private sector" was a fundamental mistake made by India.
Experts are of the view the news is positive for most companies in the defence sector, including BEL, Zen Technologies, L&T and Cochin Shipyard.
The Tejas is a light combat aircraft manufactured by state-run aerospace behemoth Hindustan Aeronautics
The defence minister said various departments and ministries of the government are working seriously to implement Modi's initiative for a self-reliant India and that it is an attempt to give a fresh dimension to Mahatma Gandhi's push for 'Swadeshi'.
In a major reform initiative to boost the domestic defence industry, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday announced restrictions on import of 101 weapons and military platforms, including artillery guns, assault rifles and transport aircraft.