Rajnath Singh

China gets aggressive against India on LAC to deflect global pressure

China does not seem to be in the mood to de-escalate tensions, as Sino-Indian troops have held several rounds of talks since the border skirmish took place on May 5. 

May 27, 2020, 00:40 AM IST

Video: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds meeting with CDS General Rawat, three Services Chiefs on India, China face-off

The Defence Minister was briefed by Army Chief General MM Naravane about the situation at the Line of Actual Control (LAC), two days ago after visiting Leh to take stock of the matter.

May 26, 2020, 20:18 PM IST

India-China Face-off: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets CDS and three service chiefs

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting with the chief of the three forces, amid tensions in Ladakh between the Indian and Chinese armies. According to the sources, the issue of China was discussed in the meeting. CDS General Bipin Rawat was also present in the meeting. To know more, watch the video.

May 26, 2020, 18:10 PM IST

No delay in supply of Rafale jets to India: France

India had signed an inter-governmental agreement with France in September 2016 for the procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets at a cost of around Rs 58,000 crore.

May 24, 2020, 20:31 PM IST

Manisha Koirala backs Nepal map, claiming India's Lipulekh, Kalapani under its territory

On May 18, the Nepal Cabinet endorsed a new controversial map of the country claiming Lipulekh, Kalapani, Limpiyadhura under the territories of Nepal.

May 19, 2020, 20:12 PM IST

Nepal Cabinet approves controversial map, claims Indian territories of Lipulekh, Kalapani, Limpiyadhura as its own

Last week Nepali President addressing the joint session of the Parliament said new maps of the country will be published that will show all areas it considers as its own. 

May 18, 2020, 21:18 PM IST

Rajnath Singh approves Rs 400 cr scheme to boost defence manufacturing

In order to give a boost to domestic defence and aerospace manufacturing, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday (May 15) approved the launch of Defence Testing Infrastructure Scheme (DTIS) at a cost of Rs 400 crore.

May 15, 2020, 21:25 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh commissions Indian Coast Guard Ship ‘Sachet’, two interceptor boats

The ICGS Sachet, the first in the series of five offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) has been designed & built indigenously by Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) and is fitted with state-of-the-art navigation and communication equipment.

May 15, 2020, 15:30 PM IST

Amid tensions along Pakistan and China borders, four Rafale fighters to arrive in India by July-end

At a time when India is facing tensions along the border with China and Pakistan, New Delhi will receive a major boost as the first consignment of Rafale fighter aircraft would start getting inducted into the Indian Air Force at Ambala by July-end. 

May 15, 2020, 12:47 PM IST

Defence Ministry signs nearly Rs 1200 crore contract for modernisation of airfield infrastructure

The MAFI Phase-II is a follow-on programme based on MAFI Phase-I that included up-gradation of 30 airfields of IAF.

May 08, 2020, 19:47 PM IST

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates 80 km long road curtailing Kailash-Mansarovar pilgrimage time

Singh said with the completion of this road link, the yatra could be completed in one week compared to 2-3 weeks it took earlier.

May 08, 2020, 15:58 PM IST

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh condoles death of security men in Handwara encounter

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday (May 3) expressed deep grief and offered condolences on the martyrdom of five security personnel, including a colonel of the Rashtriya Rifles, in an encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara.

May 03, 2020, 11:54 AM IST

Fight against coronavirus COVID-19 biggest invisible war; armed forces prepared for all contingencies: Rajnath Singh

Rajnath said armed forces are taking steps like curtailing troop movement, restricting leave, enforcing work from home to check coronavirus. 

Apr 19, 2020, 15:24 PM IST

Rajnath Singh chairs Group of Ministers meet on coronavirus situation; Piyush Goyal, Smriti Irani, others attend

This is the fifth meeting of the GoM on COVID-19 since March 25.

Apr 18, 2020, 15:09 PM IST

Union ministers assigned charge of different states to act against community outbreak of coronavirus COVID-19

The responsibility of Bihar has been given to Ravi Shankar Prasad and Ram Vilas Paswan, while Gajendra Singh Shekhawat will look after Rajasthan and Punjab.

Mar 26, 2020, 23:57 PM IST

Government's priority is to enhance women's participation in Armed forces, says Rajnath Singh

Citing the example of Tania Shergill, who led an all-men contingent in the Republic Day Parade, Rajnath said women are now leading on many fronts which were once not even open for women.

Mar 08, 2020, 23:42 PM IST

BJP Parliamentary party meeting begins in Parliament Library Building

Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda, MoS PMO Jitendra Singh and Union Minister Smriti Irani are also in attendance at the meeting.

Mar 03, 2020, 10:39 AM IST

Balakot airstrike a message that cross-border terrorism won't be a low-cost option for the adversary: Rajnath Singh

Addressing a seminar titled “Air Power in ‘No War No Peace’ Scenario”, organised by Centre for Air Power Studies on the first anniversary of Balakot airstrikes, in the national capital. 

Feb 28, 2020, 16:55 PM IST

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates HAL-developed Light Combat Helicopter production hangar

The LCH comes equipped with two powerful engines, which are more compact as compared to the engines of other attack helicopters. There is a 3-wheeled landing gear to withstand the pressure of a crash. It has been designed in a way so that it can't be noticed easily and it has been made stronger to evade attacks. The LCH has already been landed on a base in Siachen at a height of 15,000ft with 500 kg weight in order to check its strength.

Feb 27, 2020, 23:22 PM IST

IAF celebrates first anniversary of the Balakot airstrike

On February 26, 2019, the Indian Air Force (IAF) jets bombed the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror camps in Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of Pakistan and avenged the Pulwama terrorist attack. Today India celebrated the anniversary of Balakot airstrike.

Feb 26, 2020, 12:12 PM IST