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Tag: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh
India Will Give Fitting Reply If Any Country Tries To Occupy Its Land: Rajnath

Launching the second leg of the Shaheed Samman Yatra', Singh said the state government should ensure that names of matyrs and the names of their villages should be inscribed on the Sainya Dham being built in Dehradun as a memorial tribute to them.

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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'Govt committed to go the extra mile to ensure people feel safe'- Rajnath Singh

Chennai: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that the government is committed to go the extra mile to ensure that people feel safe in the country, citing threat from non state and state sponsored terrorism. The country is facing significant challenges from ‘non-state’ as well as ‘state-sponsored’ terrorism, Singh said, citing the Mumbai terror […]

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Rajnath To Attend Coast Guard Investiture Ceremony

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 […]

Don't Repeat Mistakes Of 1965 And 1971, Rajnath Warns Pakistan

Patna: Warning Pakistan to not repeat the “mistakes of 1965 and 1971”, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the neighbouring country can get dismantled into various parts on account of flagrant human rights violations against Balochs and Pashtuns on its soil. Article 370 was like a “canker” that bled Jammu and Kashmir, Singh […]

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Rajnath's Maiden Sortie On Tejas LCA In Bengaluru

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh undertook a maiden sortie on a Tejas Light Combat Aircraft (LCA), fully dressed in a G-Suit, from Bengaluru on Thursday. Singh, who became the first Defence Minister of the country to fly in a Tejas, took to the cockpit of the fighter jet with a pilot in the front […]

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Eight Apache choppers to be inducted into IAF on Tuesday

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,” […]

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Rajnath briefed on enhancing Indian Ocean maritime security

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was on Monday briefed by the Indian Navy about the futuristic steps to be taken at the Gurugram-based Information Management & Analysis Centre (IMAC) with regard to maritime intelligence in the Indian Ocean. The IMAC is the nodal centre of the various agencies working in the field of maritime […]

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Union ministers raise pitch on PoK issue

Kalka/Jammu: Raising the pitch on PoK issue, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said any talks with Pakistan in future would be only about Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, while his ministerial colleague Jitendra Singh voiced hope that the region would be integrated with India. Rajnath Singh, who was addressing a public rally in Haryana’s Kalka, said there […]

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Qureshi slams India's statement on 'no first use' n-policy

Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday termed Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singhs statement over a possible change in its “no first use” nuclear policy as a “damning reminder of India’s unbridled thirst for violence”. In a post on Twitter, Rajnath Singh said on Friday that while India had remained firmly committed to […]

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Army Conducts Successful Trials Of NAG Missiles

New Delhi: The Indian Army “successfully” conducted trials of third generation anti-tank guided missile NAG at Pokhran firing ranges, paving the way for its induction. The trials were carried out between July 7 and 18. NAG missile has been developed to engage highly fortified enemy tanks in all weather conditions with day and night capabilities […]

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20th anniversary of 'Operation Vijay': Rajnath Singh ignites 'victory flame'

New Delhi: Commemorating the 20th anniversary of ‘Operation Vijay’, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday ignited a ‘victory flame’ from the National War Memorial here. According to the Army, the ‘victory flame’ will be carried by a team of motorcyclists over 11 towns and cities to finally merge with the eternal flame at Kargil War Memorial, […]

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1.86 Lakh bullet-proof jackets to be procured by April next year: Govt

New Delhi: The shortage of bullet-proof jackets for armed forces is being met through procurement of 1.86 lakh such jackets by April 2020 for nearly Rs 639 crore, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh informed Rajya Sabha on Monday. Replying to supplementaries, the minister said there was no embargo on the import of raw material from China […]

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Defence Minister pays tribute to IAF personnel killed in AN-32 crash

New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday paid tributes to five of the 13 air-warriors, who lost their lives in the AN-32 crash in Arunachal Pradesh on June 3. Air Chief Marshal B.S. Dhanoa was also present at the ceremony held at the Palam Technical area here. On Thursday, Air Marshal R.D. Mathur, Air […]

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PM to form committee on 'one nation, one election'

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an all-party meeting on Wednesday said that a committee will be formed to look into the various issues regarding the “one nation, one election” plan. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh told this to the media after the conclusion of the meeting which lasted for over three-and-a-half hours. Singh said […]

Om Birla chosen as Lok Sabha speaker

New Delhi: Rajasthan MP Om Birla was on Wednesday chosen as speaker of the Lok Sabha. The motion to choose Birla as the speaker was moved by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is also Leader of the House, and passed by a voice vote. “That Shri Om Birla, a member of the House, be chosen […]

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