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India faces challenges on borders, will defend territorial integrity: Rajnath

India faces challenges on borders, will defend territorial integrity: Rajnath

🕔13:57, 5.Nov 2020

New Delhi, Nov 5  In a clear message to China, just ahead of talks to resolve border issue, Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday that India is facing challenges on its borders and will defend its sovereignty and

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Rajnath calls on US defence firms to benefit from eased FDI rules

Rajnath calls on US defence firms to benefit from eased FDI rules

🕔07:44, 28.Oct 2020

New Delhi, Oct 28  Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday called on American defence companies to take advantage of the easing of foreign direct investments rules in the sector. After the 2+2 dialogue between India and the US, he

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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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Defence infra of PSUs, OFB to be modernised: Rajnath Singh

Defence infra of PSUs, OFB to be modernised: Rajnath Singh

🕔07:57, 11.Aug 2020

 New Delhi, Aug 11  Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched modernization and upgradation of defence public sector undertakings and Ordnance Factory Board infrastructure on Monday as part of Atma Nirbhar Bharat (self reliant India) initiative. Singh said Prime Minister Narendra

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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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Due to Covid-19, CISF passing out parade turns virtual

Due to Covid-19, CISF passing out parade turns virtual

🕔18:55, 20.Jul 2020

New Delhi, July 20  In the time of pandemic, even passing out parades of paramilitary forces have turned virtual. Minister of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy on Monday reviewed the passing out parade at CISF NISA Hyderabad through webinar.

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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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Big relief to Def industry, existing contracts get 4 months extension

Big relief to Def industry, existing contracts get 4 months extension

🕔18:07, 12.Jun 2020

New Delhi, June 12  In a big relief to domestic arms and ammunition industry, the Ministry of Defence on Friday issued orders giving a four-month extension of delivery period to all capital acquisition contracts due to Covid pandemic. The ministry

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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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UP all set to host 11th edition of DefExpo

UP all set to host 11th edition of DefExpo

🕔12:20, 29.Jan 2020

Lucknow, Jan 29 The stage is all set for the 11th edition of the biennial mega defence exhibition, DefExpo 2020, slated be held in Lucknow from February 5-9. The theme this year is ‘India: The Emerging Defence Manufacturing Hub’. The aim

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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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