The Minister termed education as a key sector that plays a part in the development of all other areas, exhorting the private sector to join hands with the Government to achieve 'Aatmanirbharta' (self-reliance) in the field and ensure holistic development of children.
Multiple platforms designed and developed by the DRDO, and which have been handed over to the armed forces of the country, have strengthened the security architecture of India, he said.
Apart from presiding over breakthrough blast of main tube of Sela Tunnel via video conferencing, Singh flagged-off a motorcycle expedition at an event organised by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) in New Delhi.
Rajnath Singh asserted that injustice, however powerful, cannot and will not defeat the collective power of the goodness that is inherent to human existence.
"We discussed opportunities to work together in defence science and technology areas," Rajnath Singh said, inviting the Australian industry to take advantage of India's liberalised foreign direct investment policies in the defence sector.
Talking about the self reliant India campaign, the minister said that from being tagged as the number one defence importer in the world, India today is supplying defence systems and sub-systems to foreign countries and this is something to be proud of.
Addressing the gathering for a state-level Annapurna programme under the Prime Minister Garib Kalyan Ann Yojana through online mode on Thursday, Singh lauded the Narendra Modi government for taking steps for the welfare of farmers.
The defence minister also said that the situation along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir remained in check over the last year due to vigilance and indomitable valour of the Indian armed forces.
New Delhi: Pakistan resorted to 5,133 incidents of ceasefire violations last year in which 46 security force personnel were killed, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday, referring to Pakistani hostilities along the Line of Control and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. In replying to a question in Rajya Sabha, the defence minister said […]
Bengaluru: India is ready to supply various types of weapon systems to Indian Ocean Region countries, Defence Minster Rajnath Singh said on Thursday, while stressing that the countries need to ensure peace in the region through “maritime cooperation”. In a reference to to the prevailing tension in the South China Sea because of China’s expansionist […]
Hyderabad: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said India is willing to respond to any kind of transgression, aggression or unilateral action on its borders. He was speaking at the passing out parade of various flight cadets of the Indian Air Force (IAF) who completed their pre-commissioning training at Air Force Academy in Dundigul. “You are all […]
New Delhi/Rishikesh: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval has said that India has never gone to war with anyone for selfish reasons and urged spiritual gurus to spread the Indian civilisational values of peace and spirituality around the world. Addressing ascetics, sages and priests at Parmarth Niketan, the largest spiritual centre on the banks of the […]
New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday launched a web portal for issuing no-objection certificates (NOCs) to entities that are undertaking power projects and activities related to research, survey, exploration and exploitation in the Indian territorial waters and exclusive economic zones, according to an official statement. “The online system will establish an effective, speedy […]
Lucknow: The biggest Defence Expo until now, to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be held here from February 5-9 and it will make Uttar Pradesh an important destination for defence and aerospace manufacturing, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday. He said 925 exhibitors have so far registered for the expo, which […]
New Delhi: The chiefs of the three armed forces met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday, a defence ministry spokesperson said. Sources said Singh reviewed the security situation along the borders. “Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief […]
New Delhi: The bridge across the Shyok River near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, which will be inaugurated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday, has been named after late Colonel Chewang Rinchen, a decorated officer of the Indian Army who hailed from Ladakh, sources said here on Friday. The bridge falls […]
Chandigarh: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday told Pakistan to forget Kashmir and instead fight an “honest battle” against terrorism, warning that no power can stop its disintegration if it continued with its rant and did not mend its ways. He said India was ready to assist Pakistan in the fight against terrorism if it […]
Paris: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who is in France for an official handover ceremony of the first Rafale fighter jet acquired by the Indian Air Force (IAF), discussed stronger India-France defence and strategic ties at a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron here on Tuesday. During the meeting at Elysee Palace, the official base of […]
New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will on Tuesday perform ‘Shastra Puja’ (worship of weapons) on the occasion of Dussehra in Paris where he will receive the first Rafale fighter jet, officials said. Singh has been performing ‘Shastra Puja’ for last several years including in his tenure as the Union Home Minister in the previous […]
New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be the chief guest at the investiture ceremony of the Indian Coast Guard (ICG) on Tuesday during his two-day visit to Chennai. The ceremony will take place on Tuesday evening. Singh will also commission the Indian Coast Guard Ship (ICGS) Varaha during his visit. According to a senior […]
New Delhi: Following his maiden sortie on a Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), fully dressed in a G-Suit in Bengaluru on Thursday, Rajnath Singh, who became the first Defence Minister to fly the aircraft, said he was thrilled with the flight and chose to fly since it was indigenously developed. The aircraft was piloted by […]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 69 on Tuesday and was greeted by several leaders, including Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah. In his message, Naidu said the nation is making steady progress under Modi’s able leadership. Shah described Modi as a leader […]
Surat: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said it is “our national duty to stand by the families of martyred soldiers”. The Minister was here in Gujarat to participate in a function meant to honour the families of the soldiers who laid down their lives in the line of duty. “I had an opportunity to […]
New Delhi: Eight Apache helicopters will be inducted into the Indian Air Force (IAF) at the Pathankot Air Base in Punjab on Tuesday. “Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa will induct the choppers in a ceremony at the Pathankot air base. Other senior officials of the Air Force will also be present during the function,” […]
New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Japan and South Korea in the first week of September for bilateral discussions on security engagements and defence industry cooperation. A defence ministry official said on Friday that Singh is scheduled to meet Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Lee Nak-Yon, Prime Minister of the Republic of […]