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Rajnath lays foundation stone of SASE lab building

Rajnath lays foundation stone of SASE lab building

🕔06:40, 3.Oct 2020

Manali, Oct 3  Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday laid the foundation stone of a calibration lab building at the Snow and Avalanche Study Establishment (SASE) near here in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and

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India approves procurement of 72,000 assault rifles

India approves procurement of 72,000 assault rifles

🕔07:53, 29.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 29  The Union Defence Ministry has approved a proposal to purchase 72,000 Sig Sauer assault rifles from the US at a cost of around Rs 780 crore. The Defence Acquisition Council led by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

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India can now take defence assets on lease

India can now take defence assets on lease

🕔07:49, 29.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 29  India can take defence assets on lease as and when required and operate without owning thereby, substituting huge initial capital outlays, the Defence Ministry said on Monday while releasing the new defence acquisition procedure. Defence Minister

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Rajnath to open 43 bridges in 7 states, launch Tawang tunnel work

Rajnath to open 43 bridges in 7 states, launch Tawang tunnel work

🕔06:53, 24.Sep 2020

Guwahati, Sep 24  Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will on Thursday inaugurate, via video conferencing, 43 bridges in seven border states and Union Territories and lay the foundation of an important tunnel in Arunachal Pradesh, a defence official said on Wednesday.

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China in illegal occupation of 38,000 sq km of Indian land: Rajnath

China in illegal occupation of 38,000 sq km of Indian land: Rajnath

🕔19:52, 15.Sep 2020

New Delhi, Sep 15  China is in illegal occupation of 38,000 square km of Indian land and it considers another 90,000 square km as its own, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in Parliament on Tuesday, adding that the Line

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India concerned about Afghan security situation: Rajnath Singh

India concerned about Afghan security situation: Rajnath Singh

🕔18:43, 4.Sep 2020

Moscow/New Delhi, Sep 4  India is concerned about the security situation in Afghanistan and will continue to support the local government’s efforts for peace, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday. The minister is in Moscow to participate in a

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Befitting reply if anyone attacks India: Rajnath

Befitting reply if anyone attacks India: Rajnath

🕔07:35, 15.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 15  Asserting that India took actions only for self-defence and not to attack others, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that any enemy country attacking India will be given a befitting reply. “Whatever we do in

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Defence ministry to use A-I to carry out predictive public grievance analysis

Defence ministry to use A-I to carry out predictive public grievance analysis

🕔07:19, 5.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 5  To identify the cause and nature of grievances and frame a policy accordingly, the Ministry of Defence has decided to use artificial intelligence to carry out predictive analysis of public grievances. The MoD signed a tripartite

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Draft defence policy aims to achieve Rs 1.75 lakh cr turnover by 2025

Draft defence policy aims to achieve Rs 1.75 lakh cr turnover by 2025

🕔07:28, 4.Aug 2020

New Delhi, Aug 4  India has set a target to achieve a turnover of Rs 1.75 lakh crore ($25 billion) including export of Rs 35,000 Crore ($ 5 billion) in aerospace and defence goods and services by 2025. This is

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India rushes to buy fighters amid border standoff with China

India rushes to buy fighters amid border standoff with China

🕔18:44, 2.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 2  Amid the tense situation at the border with China, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday approved a proposal for procurement of 21 MiG-29 fighter aircraft, along with upgradation of 59 Mig-29s, and 12 more Su-30 MKI

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India, Madagascar for long term maritime security cooperation

India, Madagascar for long term maritime security cooperation

🕔16:51, 6.Feb 2020

Lucknow, Feb 6 Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held bilateral talks with his counterpart from Madagascar, Lt. General Rokotonirina Richard, on the second day of DefExpo 2020 here on Thursday where he stressed upon enhancing ties in maritime security cooperation in

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Defence Min talks business with five counterparts at DefExpo

Defence Min talks business with five counterparts at DefExpo

🕔12:48, 5.Feb 2020

Lucknow, Feb 5  On the first day of DefExpo2020 on Wednesday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held meetings with his counterparts from five countries – the UAE, the UK, the Maldives, Kyrgyzstan and Oman – to strengthen military cooperation. Singh and

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PM gave instant go-ahead for CDS without delay: Rajnath

PM gave instant go-ahead for CDS without delay: Rajnath

🕔15:42, 14.Jan 2020

Jaipur, Jan 14 Union Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the discussions regarding the creation of the new post of Chief of Defence Staff were going on for over 20 years, however Prime Minister Narendra Modi “gave his instant approval

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Siachen thrown open to tourists 35 years after Operation Meghdoot

Siachen thrown open to tourists 35 years after Operation Meghdoot

🕔11:01, 22.Oct 2019

New Delhi, Oct 22  About 35 years after it was closed down for civilians, Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield, was on Monday declared open for tourists by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, in a major decision ahead of the creation

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Let’s go for indigenous defence manufacturing: Rajnath

Let’s go for indigenous defence manufacturing: Rajnath

🕔14:27, 20.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 20  Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday that India needs to cut down dependency on foreign manufacturers in defence production and instead develop indigenous comprehensive capabilities. Singh was delivering the inaugural address at a seminar on

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No plans to privatise ordnance factories: Defence Ministry

No plans to privatise ordnance factories: Defence Ministry

🕔20:28, 17.Aug 2019

New Delhi, Aug 17  The Central government on Saturday denied reports about privatisation of ordnance factories across the country in a response to workers who have threatened to launch a 30-day strike from August 20. A panel of senior officials

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Rajnath Singh inaugurates two bridges in J&K

Rajnath Singh inaugurates two bridges in J&K

🕔17:25, 21.Jul 2019

Jammu, July 21  Defence minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday inaugurated two bridges in Kathua and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir during his daylong visit to the state. A defence statement said on Saturday, “Ushering in a new revolution in

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Defence Minister to visit J&K on Saturday

Defence Minister to visit J&K on Saturday

🕔07:02, 20.Jul 2019

Jammu, July 20  Union Defence minister Rajnath Singh will visit Jammu and Kashmir on a daylong visit on Saturday. Defence sources said that Rajnath Singh will be accompanied by the Chief of Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat, during his visit

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Rajnath visits Siachen, salutes soldiers for courage

Rajnath visits Siachen, salutes soldiers for courage

🕔19:18, 3.Jun 2019

Srinagar, June 3  Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited the Siachen Glacier, the world’s highest battlefield, on Monday and praised the “tenacious resolve and unstinting commitment” of the “Siachen Warriors”. Rajnath Singh was accompanied by Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat,

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Sitharaman decides to induct women in military police

Sitharaman decides to induct women in military police

🕔07:17, 19.Jan 2019

New Delhi, Jan 19  Enhancing representation of women in armed forces, Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday said the government has taken a “historic” decision to induct women in the military police. “To improve representation of women in our armed forces

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