Rajnath Singh takes charge as Defence Minister, meets with military top brass

Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra and top officials of the ministry accorded a warm welcome to Singh.

Published: 01st June 2019 01:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2019 01:15 PM   |  A+A-

Rajnath Singh takes charge as Minister of Defence in newly-elected PM Modi's cabinet at South Block in New Delhi Saturday June 1 2019. | PTI

By PTI

NEW DELHI: Rajanth Singh on Saturday took charge as the defence minister and immediately held a meeting with the top military brass.

Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra and top officials of the ministry accorded a warm welcome to Singh.

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After taking charge, the former home minister held a meeting with Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa and newly appointed Navy chief Karambir Singh.

The defence secretary and several other senior officials of the ministry were also present at the meeting.

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  • caitanya

    A sensible move to have male in this role.
    4 months ago reply
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