The organisation comprises eight member states -- India, Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Pakistan. India became a member of the SCO in 2017.
India is a peace-loving nation that never resorts to any kind of aggression, but at the same time, it is always prepared to give a befitting reply if provoked.
Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar said that the step is a big boost to startups in defence. He stated that the approval will give a big boost to become self reliant in the defence manufacturing sector.
The e-booklet, titled '20 Reforms in 2020', provides a brief overview of defence reforms undertaken in the year by the Ministry to bring about greater cohesion and modernisation of the armed forces through policy changes, innovation and digital transformation.
New Delhi: As the crisis in treatment of Covid affected people is increasing and hospitals running out of oxygen, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a review meeting on Saturday on…
New Delhi: Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Friday held bilateral talks with visiting Kazakhstan’s Defence Minister Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev, in which he discussed ways to further strengthen bilateral defence…
New Delhi: The bilateral meeting between Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and US Defence Secretary Lloyd James Austin on Saturday focussed on defence cooperation, expanding military-to-military engagement across services, information sharing, cooperation in emerging sectors of defence, and mutual logistics support. “We had a comprehensive and fruitful discussion with Secretary Austin and his delegation. We […]
In West Bengal, veteran BJP leaders held several rallies in which party President JP Nadda, Home Minister Amit Shah and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath launched fierce attacks on Mamata Banerjee. Mamata too hit back with loads of acquisitions against BJP. The BJP veterans are on a stormy campaign trail with string of rallies […]
New Delhi: A day after the start of the second phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive, senior Union ministers, including Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, got themselves inoculated on Tuesday and appealed to all eligible people to take the jab. Law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas […]
Salem (TN): The disengagement process by India and China in eastern Ladakh is ‘complete’ after nine rounds of diplomatic and military level talks between the two neighbours, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Sunday as he hit out at Congress for ‘doubting’ Indian soldiers’ bravery. He also lashed out at the Congress and its […]
New Delhi: India and China have reached an agreement on disengagement of troops from the north and south banks of the Pangong lake in eastern Ladakh, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in Rajya Sabha today. Under the agreement, Singh said both sides will cease their forward deployments in a phased, coordinated and verified manner in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed the National Cadet Corps (NCC) rally here and said that India will soon be known as a big producer of defence equipment instead of being the world’s biggest arms buyer. He also said that the youth wing of India’s armed forces has witnessed a 35 per […]
Panaji: Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik’s condition is now “stable” and he’s responding well to treatment after two orthopaedic operations in the early hours of Tuesday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said. “I have met Bhau (Naik). His condition is stable now. The two orthopaedic surgeries conducted on him were successful,” Sawant told […]
New Delhi: Raksha Mantri Rajnath Singh here today reviewed the planning of Aero India-21. Department of Defence, Ministry of Defence apprised the minister that the event conforms to current International Guidelines for Exhibitions and that the event is planned to be a Business focused exhibition. The public, which is usually enthralled with the visuals of […]
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: The government told the representatives of agitating farmers on Saturday that they are ready to address all their concerns with an open mind. At the beginning of the fifth round of talks here at Vigyan Bhawan, Union Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar told a group of 40 representatives of various farmer unions that […]
New Delhi: The Indian Air Force will receive three Rafale combat aircraft on November 4 from the manufacturer French company Dassault Aviation, sources said on Monday. The three Rafale jets will arrive in India flying non-stop from France. The Rafale jets will fly directly from Istres in France to Jamnagar and they will be accompanied […]
New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday cautioned Army commanders to be wary of Chinese actions at disputed borders and their intent during military talks. The minister said this while addressing the ‘Army Commanders Conference,’ an apex biannual event that formulates important policy decisions through collegiate deliberations. Border tensions with China at the Line […]
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 Sunday performed “Shastra Puja” (worship of weapons) at a key military base in Siliguri which is responsible for guarding the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China in the Sikkim sector. Chief of Army Staff Gen. MM Naravane and several senior officers of the Army were present on […]
New Delhi: Amid border tensions with China along the Line of Actual Control, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane on Saturday visited Sukna Corp in Bengal’s Darjeeling district. The Sukna Corp is tasked to protect Bhutan and borders with China. Singh and General Naravane reached Sukna Military Camp late […]