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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 […]

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 […]

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,” […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rajnath Singh named deputy leader in Lok Sabha

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday constituted the parliamentary party executive committee appointing Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the leader and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh as the deputy leader in the Lok Sabha. The party has appointed Union Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot as leader and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal as his deputy […]

Bring back missing Odia IAF pilot Sunit Mohanty, writes Aska MP to Rajnath Singh

Bhubaneswar: The newly elected Aska MP Pramila Bisoyi on Saturday requested Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to expedite the search for Odia pilot Sunit Mohanty who was on board Indian Air Force (IAF) transport aircraft AN 32 which went missing along with 12 other personnel. Flight Lieutenant Sunit Mohanty, who hails from Baliapalli of Kabisuryanagar of […]

Soldiers at Siachen break eggs with hammer, shows video

New Delhi: Life is tough at Siachen where temperature could range from minus 40 to minus 70 degrees Celsius, but a video showing soldiers posted there breaking eggs with hammer has won hearts. The video that has gone viral on social media offers a glimpse of everyday hardships of the soldiers at the world’s highest […]

Shah part of all 8 Cabinet Committees, Rajnath in two

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reconstituted the Cabinet Committees, in an exercise which reflects the special importance given to Home Minister Amit Shah, who has been made part of all the eight panels, while Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is a member of only two. Significantly, the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, which makes […]

Rajnath visits Siachen, salutes soldiers for courage

Srinagar: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield, on Monday and praised the “tenacious resolve and unstinting commitment” of the “Siachen Warriors”. Rajnath Singh was accompanied by Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat, as he arrived at the Thoise air field and was received by Lt Gen Ranbir Singh, who […]

'Defence strategy, revamp, more funds Rajnath's priorities'

New Delhi: National security strategy, military and equipment modernisation, defence reform besides garnering more funds for the ministry are the areas of challenge for the new Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, according to analysts here. Defence experts are also of the view that the helicopter fleet of all three services require extensive replacement. Singh, on Saturday, […]