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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.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to travel to Leh today; first such visit to region since abrogation of Article 370
India

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh to travel to Leh today; first such visit to region since abrogation of Article 370

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be visiting Leh on Thursday to attend a programme being organised by Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

Rajnath Singh, IAF chief BS Dhanoa to visit France next month to take delivery of first Rafale fighter jet
India

Rajnath Singh, IAF chief BS Dhanoa to visit France next month to take delivery of first Rafale fighter jet

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa are set to travel to Paris next month to receive the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets for the Indian Air Force, government sources said

Make in India fails to generate adequate jobs; lack of funding options force Indian firms to up imports: L&T chief AM Naik
Business

Make in India fails to generate adequate jobs; lack of funding options force Indian firms to up imports: L&T chief AM Naik

On Saturday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh gave his nod for a panel to review defence procurement procedure in a bid to strengthen the Make in India programme.

Talks with Pakistan will revolve only around Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, says Rajnath Singh
India

Talks with Pakistan will revolve only around Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, says Rajnath Singh

Asserting that dialogue with Pakistan is not possible till it stops aiding and abetting terrorism, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday that if talks are held with Pakistan they will be regarding Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK). Addressing a public rally ahead of flagging off the BJP's Jan Ashirwad rally for the assembly polls in Haryana's Kalka, Singh said, 'If talks take place (with Pakistan), it will be on PoK (Pakistan occupied Kashmir) and not on any other issue.'

Rajnath Singh to visit Kargil on 20 July to pay tribute on occasion of 20th anniversary of 1999 war
India

Rajnath Singh to visit Kargil on 20 July to pay tribute on occasion of 20th anniversary of 1999 war

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Kargil on 20 July to pay tributes to soldiers who laid down their lives in the Kargil War.

‘Disrespect to our army’: Mumbai lawyer files complaint against Rahul Gandhi over Yoga Day tweet
India

‘Disrespect to our army’: Mumbai lawyer files complaint against Rahul Gandhi over Yoga Day tweet

A Mumbai based lawyer Atal Bihari Dubey filed a complaint against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his tweet on the International Yoga Day on 21 June where Rahul has apparently mocked Army's Dog Squad performing Yoga. The complainant seeks an FIR against Rahul Gandhi under section 505 of IPC. Home Minister Amit Shah quoted the tweet and accused Congress of being negative.

One Rank One Pension: Rajnath Singh sets up committee to examine next revision of dole outs under OROP
India

One Rank One Pension: Rajnath Singh sets up committee to examine next revision of dole outs under OROP

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has constituted a committee to work out the modalities and methodology of the implementation of next revision of pension under One Rank One Pension (OROP), the ministry said in a statement on Friday.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviews DRDO projects, was present at Balasore launch on 12 June
India

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviews DRDO projects, was present at Balasore launch on 12 June

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday reviewed the ongoing and future projects of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO)

Rajnath Singh left out of four key Cabinet committees in the morning but back in all by evening amid intense media glare
Politics

Rajnath Singh left out of four key Cabinet committees in the morning but back in all by evening amid intense media glare

Rajnath Singh, who was made a member of two key cabinet committees including security, will also chair the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs.

Daily Bulletin: One dead in Rajasthan's Churu as IMD issues heatwave warning; Rajnath Singh to visit Siachen; day's top stories
India

Daily Bulletin: One dead in Rajasthan's Churu as IMD issues heatwave warning; Rajnath Singh to visit Siachen; day's top stories

Here are today's top stories: Heatwave conditions likely to continue over today and tomorrow, says IMD; hosts England face off against Pakistan in Match 6 of the Cricket World Cup. and more

On first trip as defence minister, Rajnath Singh to visit Siachen, Srinagar today to review security along border, anti-terror ops in J&K
India

On first trip as defence minister, Rajnath Singh to visit Siachen, Srinagar today to review security along border, anti-terror ops in J&K

Rajnath Singh will first arrive at the Thoise airfield in Ladakh, from where he will travel to the Kumar post and then to the Siachen glacier, where he will interact with the army's field commanders and soldiers.