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Youth are the biggest strength, catalyst and source of change, says Rajnath Singh
India

Youth are the biggest strength, catalyst and source of change, says Rajnath Singh

The defence minister was speaking at the convocation ceremony of Dr D Y Patil Vidyapeeth in Pune on Friday

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves revised 'scales of accommodation' for Armed Forces
India

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approves revised 'scales of accommodation' for Armed Forces

The defence ministry said the implementation of scales of accommodation – 2022 would facilitate improvement in facilities and infrastructure for the stay of the armed forces personnel

India has no option but to make itself stronger amid changing world order, says Rajnath Singh
India

India has no option but to make itself stronger amid changing world order, says Rajnath Singh

At the inauguration of DefConnect 2.0, Rajnath Singh said a lot of things are happening in the world that are affecting India

Over 100 weapons, missiles, systems banned for import to boost self-reliance in defence sector
India

Over 100 weapons, missiles, systems banned for import to boost self-reliance in defence sector

The release of the lists comes at a time there is some uncertainty over the supply of military hardware by Russia to India in the wake of Western sanctions on Moscow over its aggression against Ukraine

UP polls: Rajnath Singh, in dig at SP, says those involved in appeasement politics can't be 'Samajwadi'
Politics

UP polls: Rajnath Singh, in dig at SP, says those involved in appeasement politics can't be 'Samajwadi'

The defence minister and BJP leader said that a true Samajwadi is a person who takes everyone along and attempts to form the government by bringing people from every strata of the society

Rajnath Singh tests positive for COVID-19, asks those who came in close contact to get tested
India

Rajnath Singh tests positive for COVID-19, asks those who came in close contact to get tested

India reported 1,79,723 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the daily positivity rate in the country to 13.29 percent, according to the ministry of health and family welfare on Monday

'Come Make In India, Come Make for India': Rajnath's clear message to countries on producing military equipment
World

'Come Make In India, Come Make for India': Rajnath's clear message to countries on producing military equipment

The defence minister also said that some of the nation's neighbours did not feel good seeing its growth and that the one born out of the partition was becoming weak

Ready to provide additional Rafale jets if India requires, says French defence minister
World

Ready to provide additional Rafale jets if India requires, says French defence minister

Florence Parly Parly, who is on a visit to India, made the comment at a think-tank ahead of her wide-ranging talks with Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.

Defence minister Rajnath Singh to inaugurate revamped war memorial in eastern Ladakh tomorrow
India

Defence minister Rajnath Singh to inaugurate revamped war memorial in eastern Ladakh tomorrow

Singh will also carry out a review of the security situation with top Army commanders in the backdrop of the lingering border row with China along the Line of Actual Control

'Enemy forces' trying to create atmosphere of instability in India, says Rajnath Singh
India

'Enemy forces' trying to create atmosphere of instability in India, says Rajnath Singh

Addressing officers at the Defence Services Staff College near Ooty, he said changes in military power, trade, communication, economy and political equation could be clearly seen

Rajnath Singh approves budgetary support of nearly Rs 499 crore for innovations in defence sector
India

Rajnath Singh approves budgetary support of nearly Rs 499 crore for innovations in defence sector

The funds will be used to support nearly 300 start-ups and MSMEs and innovators with the aim of ensuring self-reliance in the defence sector, an official statement said

Rajnath Singh reviews LAC situation in eastern sector at Indian Army's Trishakti Corps in Sukna
India

Rajnath Singh reviews LAC situation in eastern sector at Indian Army's Trishakti Corps in Sukna

The army has significantly bolstered deployment of troops and weaponry along the nearly 3,500-km-long LAC including in the Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh sectors

Rafale Induction Ceremony: First batch of fighter jets inducted to IAF's 'Golden Arrows' squadron at Ambala airbase
India

Rafale Induction Ceremony: First batch of fighter jets inducted to IAF's 'Golden Arrows' squadron at Ambala airbase

A traditional water cannon salute was given to the Rafale fleet before its ceremonial induction into the 17 Squadron of the IAF

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh embargoes import of 101 defence items in big push for 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'
India

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh embargoes import of 101 defence items in big push for 'Atmanirbhar Bharat'

Artillery guns, assault rifles, sonar systems, transport aircraft are among the high technology weapon systems on the list

Rajnath Singh approves abolition of 9,304 posts in Military Engineering Services; decision in line with recommendation of 11-member panel
India

Rajnath Singh approves abolition of 9,304 posts in Military Engineering Services; decision in line with recommendation of 11-member panel

The Military Engineering Services, which is a part of the Indian Army, provides rear line engineering support to the Armed Forces.

Israel isolates key coronavirus antibody in 'significant breakthrough' in quest for treatment for infection, claims defence minister
World

Israel isolates key coronavirus antibody in 'significant breakthrough' in quest for treatment for infection, claims defence minister

Israel has isolated a key coronavirus antibody at its main biological research laboratory, the Israeli defence minister said on Monday, calling the step a 'significant breakthrough' toward a possible treatment for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus pandemic: Govt considering another package after 15 April to minimise impact, says report
Business

Coronavirus pandemic: Govt considering another package after 15 April to minimise impact, says report

There have been discussions about a package but nothing has been finalised yet, the official said, adding that the idea is to revive consumption, "so some measures might be needed."

All religions equal for India, Rajnath Singh says at NCC Republic Day camp; calls Pakistan and US 'theocratic' countries
Politics

All religions equal for India, Rajnath Singh says at NCC Republic Day camp; calls Pakistan and US 'theocratic' countries

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said Indian values consider all religions equal and is secular, unlike Pakistan which became a theocratic state

Rajnath Singh to take delivery of first Rafale jet: Modi govt nails messaging, optics by picking defence minister for France visit
India

Rajnath Singh to take delivery of first Rafale jet: Modi govt nails messaging, optics by picking defence minister for France visit

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flying to France to oversee thee handing over of the first lot of Rafale fighter jets on 8 October to the Indian Air Force has special significance.

Rajnath Singh heads to South Korea after visit to Japan, aims to strengthen bilateral security engagements
World

Rajnath Singh heads to South Korea after visit to Japan, aims to strengthen bilateral security engagements

After completing his bilateral engagements in Japan, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday, headed to Seoul, on the second leg of his five-day visit to the East Asian countries, with an aim to intensify defence and security ties with India.