Defence Minister

Aero India will showcase India’s prowess: Defence Minister

Singh reviewed the preparations for Aero India, the 14th edition of the air show starting from February 13, during the apex committee meeting held in New Delhi.

published on : 25th January 2023

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh calls upon armed forces to be future-ready

“Over the years, there has been a significant change in every field and security challenge has also witnessed change.

published on : 16th January 2023

India has every capability to thwart challenges along border: Rajnath Singh

Singh also said India never encourages war, and always wants to maintain cordial relations with its neighbours.

published on : 3rd January 2023

CM discusses pending projects on Delhi visit

According to sources, the state government has sent proposals several times, as the projects, including an IT park, have been proposed on that land.

published on : 30th November 2022

India doesn't believe in world order where few are considered superior to others: Rajnath Singh

In his address at the Indo-Pacific Regional Dialogue (IPRD) 2022 held here, he also said India has always seen security and prosperity as a "collective pursuit" of the entire humankind.

published on : 25th November 2022

Russian connection, poor R&D drag down arms industry

This Russian connection can’t be cut in a jiffy as deployment and training takes years to absorb.

published on : 30th October 2022

Rajnath lauds heroes of 1947 war, crucial role played by J&K people 

Rajnath Singh in his address asserted that despite a number of stumbling blocks, India has risen time and again, because of the "courage and sacrifice of our soldiers"

published on : 28th October 2022

Nuclear option should not be resorted to by any side: Rajnath to Russian Defence Minister

Singh reiterated India’s position on the need to pursue the path of dialogue and diplomacy for an early resolution of the conflict, according to the ministry’s statement.

published on : 26th October 2022

Ukraine alleges Russian dirty bomb deception at nuke plant

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu made an unsubstantiated allegation that Ukraine was preparing to launch a so-called dirty bomb. 

published on : 25th October 2022

NATO cautious to avoid war, struggles with dual challenges 

NATO defence ministers were taking stock on Wednesday of the supply effort so far and debating ways to encourage the defence industry to ramp up production in short order.

published on : 12th October 2022

Indian Air Force inducts first indigenous Light Combat Helicopter Unit 'Dhanush'

The Helicopters have been christened as Prachand. The ceremony was presided over by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in the presence of the Air Chief.

published on : 3rd October 2022

2.5K defence related patent applications filed since 2018

Beginning with the financial year 2022-23 the Defence R&D has been opened up for industry, startups and academia with 25 per cent of defence R&D budget earmarked.

published on : 19th September 2022

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh remembers bond with Krishnam Raju

The MP said he still remembered the discussions on the movies Kurukshetram and Amaradeepam in which Krishnam Raju had acted. 

published on : 17th September 2022

Afghan defence minister accuses Pakistan of providing airspace for US drones

Mujahid's comments came less than a month after US President Joe Biden announced the killing of Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in a drone strike in Kabul.

published on : 28th August 2022

Rajnath Singh calls upon Shanghai Cooperation Organisation to fight terrorism unitedly

"Terrorism is one of the most serious challenges to global peace and security. India reiterates its resolve to fight all forms of terrorism and make the region peaceful, secure and stable," he said.

published on : 24th August 2022

India witnessing transitional phase towards self-reliance in defence sector: Rajnath Singh

Singh said that the defence ministry has set a target of Rs 1.75 lakh crore of defence production by 2025, which includes export of Rs 35,000 crore.

published on : 13th July 2022

India must be ready to face upheaval due to AI; one nation shouldn't dominate this tech: Rajnath Singh

Singh was speaking after inaugurating an event titled 'AIDef (Artificial Intelligence in Defence)' here. He noted that AI's ethics and dangers must be properly thought out.

published on : 11th July 2022

Agnipath scheme rolled out after wide-ranging consultations: Rajnath Singh

The defence minister said the scheme was rolled out after around two years of deliberations including with the ex-servicemen community and a decision was taken based on a consensus.

published on : 18th June 2022

Agnipath scheme: Amid widespread protests, defence forces to kick-start initial recruitment process by next week

The three services are planning to deploy the first batches of recruits under the new scheme both in operational and non-operational roles by June next year, senior military officials said.

published on : 17th June 2022

Assembly elections in J&K possibly by year-end, says Defence Minister 

The delimitation exercise was completed recently following which the number of seats has increased to 90 with Kashmir having 47 seats and Jammu 43.

published on : 17th June 2022
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