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Indian Coast Guard Now One Of World's Prime Maritime Forces: Rajnath

The Indian Coast Guard was formally established on February 1, 1977, by the Coast Guard Act, 1978. It operates under the Ministry of Defence.

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Terrorism, Radicalisation Gravest Threats Facing World: Rajnath Singh

Terrorism and radicalisation are the gravest threats to peace and security in the world and a collective approach is required to combat the challenges, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday.

Indian, Australian Defence Ministers Review Bilateral Military Cooperation
Indian, Australian Defence Ministers Review Bilateral Military Cooperation

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and his Australian counterpart Peter Dutton on Tuesday reviewed the progress on various bilateral defence cooperation initiatives and expressed commitment to further elevate engagements between the Armed Forces.

All Rafale Jets To Be Inducted By April 2022: Defence Min Rajnath Singh

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday told the Rajya Sabha that all sanctioned Rafale fighter jets will be inducted into the Indian Air Force by April 2022. By March this year, 7 Rafales will be inducted. The IAF till date has 11 of the ace fighter planes. Three Rafale combat aircrafts landed in […]

India Plans To Spend $130 Billion On Military Modernisation: Rajnath Singh

Bengaluru: India plans to spend 130 billion dollars on military modernisation in the next 7-8 years to strengthen its security apparatus, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday. Speaking at the ‘Aero India’ show here, the Minister said: “We have taken many steps to strengthen our security apparatus recently. Domestic manufacturing of bigger and complex […]

Many Countries Interested In Indigenous Fighter Tejas: Defence Min Rajnath Singh
Many Countries Interested In Indigenous Fighter Tejas: Defence Min Rajnath Singh

Bengaluru: Many countries have shown interest in India’s indigenous Light Combat Aircraft Tejas, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday while inaugurating the third production line for the fighter jet in Bengaluru. The LCA unit was inaugurated a day before the mega Aero India show. During his inaugural speech, Singh said that under the ‘Aatmanirbhar […]

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Hints At China-Pak Collusive Threat

New Delhi: Emphasising upon the need to enhance road connectivity, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday hinted at a collusive threat from Pakistan and China. Singh’s hint at a collusive threat came on the day when India and China held their seventh round of military talks to de-escalate tensions in eastern Ladakh. He said: “You […]

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Rafale Jets To Be Formally Inducted Into IAF Today At Ambala Air Base

New Delhi: The first batch of five Rafale fighter jets will be formally inducted into the Indian Air Force today in Ambala air base, at a time India is engaged in an escalating border row with China in eastern Ladakh. A galaxy of dignitaries including Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, his French counterpart Florence Parly, Chief […]

India Rushes To Buy Fighter Aircraft Amid Border Standoff With China

New Delhi: Amid the tense situation at the border with China, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved a proposal for procurement of 21 MiG-29 fighter aircraft, along with up-gradation of 59 Mig-29s, and 12 more Su-30 MKI aircraft. To strengthen the armed forces for defending the borders, the Defence Acquisition Council meeting, chaired by […]

India to have 10 more Defence Attaches in various countries

New Delhi: To strengthen India’s defence diplomacy, the Ministry of Defence on Monday announced creation of 10 new posts of Defence Attaches (DAs). Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that a large country like India cannot restrict its defence cooperation to a few countries. “Efforts should be made to expand it continuously,” he said while addressing […]

No Power Can Stop Kashmiri Pandits From Returning To Kashmir: Defence Minister

Mangaluru: No power can now stop Kashmiri Pandits from going back to Kashmir, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday, forcefully defending the NDA government’s decision to reorganise Jammu and Kashmir and abrogating its special status under Article 370. In an address at a rally here, the Defence Minister also sent a strong message to […]

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Nobody Can Dare Touch Any Indian Muslim, Says Rajnath On Apprehensions About CAA-NRC-NPR

Meerut: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that no one can dare touch any Indian Muslim, as he sought to dispel apprehensions that the community will be targeted if NPR and NRC are bought in, and cautioned the people against forces which were trying to “create a divide” on religious lines over the CAA. […]

Pak waging proxy war as it can't win conventional one: Rajnath

Pune: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said Pakistan was indulging in a “proxy” war as it had realised that it cannot win a “conventional” one. The path of “proxy” war chosen by Pakistan would only lead to its defeat, he added. Singh was speaking at the passing out parade of the 137th course at […]

Battle Casualties' Kin Can Stay In Govt House For One Year

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday approved a proposal extending the period, during which a family of battle casualty can stay in government accommodation, from three months to one year. “At present, the family of an armed forces personnel killed in action against enemy forces or whilst enemy air attacks are permitted retention […]

Grand Ram Temple Will Be Constructed At Ayodhya: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Ranchi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that a grand Ram temple would be constructed at Ayodhya. Addressing a rally at Palamau ahead of the November-December Jharkhand Assembly elections, the senior BJP leader said: “BJP does what it promises. People used to say that the BJP makes only promises but we have fulfilled all […]

Def Minister Meets Three Service Chiefs, Reviews Security Situation

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 […]

Siachen now open to tourists: Rajnath Singh

Leh-Ladakh: Government on Monday announced that Siachen area, the world’s highest battlefield, is now open to tourists. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said the government has decided to open the entire area from Siachen base camp to Kumar Post for tourism purposes. The step has been taken to boost tourism in Ladakh and give people a […]

Parliament's winter session likely to be held Nov 18-Dec 13

New Delhi: The winter session of Parliament is likely to be held from November 18 to December 13. A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA), headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, was held on Wednesday to discuss the dates and strategy for Parliament’s winter session. Though the government has not confirmed the […]

Rajnath Hails Chirac, Vajpayee At Rafale Handover Ceremony

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tributes to former French President Jacques Chirac and former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee during a speech ahead of India receiving the first of the Rafale fighter aircraft in France on Tuesday. Singh said October 8 is a milestone for Indo-France strategic partnership and marks a new high […]

India Receives First Rafale Fighter In France On Dussehra

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh formally received the first of the 36 Rafale fighter jets in France on the occasion of Dussehra which is being celebrated across India on Tuesday. The fighter jet was handed over at Merignac at a facility of Dassault Aviation, the manufacturer of Rafale jets. Dassault Aviation CEO Eric Trappier […]

Rajnath Singh To Perform Shastra Puja In Paris on Tuesday

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 […]

Imran Khan Creating Content For Cartoon Makers, Says Rajnath

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took a dig at Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday saying that the latter has been creating content fit for cartoon makers in trying to internationalise the Kashmir issue. He was speaking in Mumbai on the occasion of the commissioning of India’s second Scorpene-class attack submarine at the […]

Rajnath Commissions INS Khanderi Attack Submarine

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh commissioned India’s second Scorpene-class attack submarine INS Khanderi into the Indian Navy in a ceremony held at the Mazagon Docks in Mumbai on Saturday. The commissioning was marked by the hoisting of the Indian National Flag on the flagpost of the submarine. Navy chief Admiral Karambir Singh and a […]

Modi Greets Manmohan Singh On Birthday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi wished his predecessor Manmohan Singh on his birthday and prayed for his long life. “Best wishes to our former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh Ji on his birthday. I pray for his long and healthy life,” Prime Minister Modi tweeted. The Prime Minister is on a week long visit […]

India took precaution in carrying out Balakot strikes, but things may change: Rajnath warns Pak

Jaipur: In a warning to Pakistan, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said India took “great precaution” and did not attack Pakistan or its Army while carrying out strikes on a terror camp in Balakot but things may change if the neighbouring country does not mend its ways. Singh also said India’s recognition of Pakistan’s […]