Tag: Rajnath Singh

Twitter adds ‘Official’ label for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, some other big verified accounts

NEW DELHI: An ‘Official’ label has been added to the Twitter handle of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and some other ministers as the US-based social media platform started rolling out a feature to distinguish between the Twitter Blue account and verified accounts. Modi’s verified blue tick Twitter handle @narendramodi was marked ‘Official’ with a tick […]

By 2025, India hopes to expand its defence manufacturing beyond $25 billion

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the C-295 Aircraft Manufacturing Facility in Vadodara, Gujarat today. He also visited an exhibition showcasing technological and manufacturing strides in the aerospace industry under Aatmanirbhar Bharat. Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister said that today we have taken a big step in the […]

Light Combat Helicopter inducted into Indian Air Force

NEW DELHI: In a big boost to Atmanirbhar Bharat in Defence, Raksha Mantri (Defence Minister) Rajnath Singh today presided over the formal induction of Light Combat Helicopter (LCH), designed and developed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), into the Indian Air Force (IAF) in Jodhpur. Naming LCH as “Prachanda”, Raksha Mantri said that its induction comes […]

India, Vietnam ink MoU on logistics support as Rajnath Singh hold talks

NEW DELHI: India and Vietnam on Tuesday signed an MoU on mutual logistics support, the first such major agreement Hanoi has inked with any country towards simplifying procedures for mutually-beneficial logistic support as Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held wide-ranging discussions with General Phan Van Giang on “effective and practical initiatives” to further bolster defence engagements. […]

India approves proposals worth Rs 7,965 crore for Armed Forces modernisation

NEW DELHI: India’s Defence Ministry on Tuesday approved proposals worth Rs 7,965 crore for modernisation of the Armed Forces under ‘Make in India’. The Defence Acquisition Council chaired by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, accorded Acceptance of Necessity (AoN) for capital acquisition proposals for modernisation and operational needs of the Armed Forces amounting to Rs 7,965 […]

India approves RFP for construction of six submarines at approx cost of Rs 43,000 crore

NEW DELHI: The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), in its meeting held under the Chairmanship of Raksha Mantri (India’s Defence Minister) Rajnath Singh on June 04, 2021, has approved proposals concerning Capital Acquisitions of various equipment for modernisation and operational needs of the Armed Forces amounting to approx. Rs 6,000 crore. In addition, the DAC also […]

Rajnath Singh holds second meeting to review efforts of MoD and Armed Forces to fight current COVID-19 crisis

NEW DELHI: India’s Defence Minister (Raksha Mantri) Rajnath Singh reviewed the efforts of the Ministry of Defence and the three Services to fight the current COVID-19 crisis through video conferencing on April 24, 2021. The meeting was attended by Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of […]

Tejas priced at Rs 309 crore

NEW DELHI: Indian state-owned Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) CMD R Madhavan has said that country’s indigenous fighter machine Tejas cost will be Rs 309 crore and Rs 280 crore for the trainer version of the fighter craft. Day before yesterday at Inaugural Ceremony of Aero India 2021, in the presence of Raksha Mantri (Defence Minister) […]

Rs. 48,000 contract for 83 Light Combat Aircraft Tejas handed over to HAL

NEW DELHI: Today at Inaugural Ceremony of Aero India 2021, in the presence of Raksha Mantri (Defence Minister) Rajnath Singh, the Contract for 83 Light Combat Aircraft Tejas was handed over to Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL). The Cabinet Committee on Security under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi had approved procurement of 73 LCA […]

India will spend $130 billion on military modernisation says Rajnath Singh amid border row with China

BENGALURU: India is vigilant in the face of attempts to change status quo at its border and prepared to defeat any misadventures to defend its territorial integrity, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday, amid the continued military standoff with China. “We have long witnessed unfortunate attempts to employ force to change the status quo at […]

Rajnath Singh inaugurates Dassault Systèmes showcase at Aero India

NEW DELHI: With the theme of showcasing “Digitalization to realize a thriving Aerospace, Defense and Space ecosystem,” Dassault Systèmes at the 13th edition of Aero India 2021 showcases technology solutions to Improve Supply Chain Collaboration, to Design for Flexible Manufacturing, to Manage Complex Systems and Accelerate Program Integration and to Deliver High Performance Operations. Experts […]

India inaugurates HAL’s second LCA Plant, Calls LCA pride of country

BENGALURU: India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the second plant of HAL’s LCA Division here today. He lauded the efforts made by HAL to increase the production capacity of LCA which is going to be the backbone of IAF fighter fleet in years to come. “HAL’s new LCA facility is example of how ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ […]

About 540 exhibitors would showcase their defence manufacturing prowess at Aero India 2021: Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: Aero India 2021 three-day mega event to showcase the prowess of Aviation Industry will begin from tomorrow at Bengaluru. The Curtain Raiser Press Conference chaired by India’s Defence Minister (Raksha Mantri) Rajnath Singh for Asia’s premier air show was held on 2nd February. Aero India-2021 will be inaugurated by Rajnath Singh and will […]

Rajnath Singh unveils India’s first indigenously designed & developed driverless Metro Car

NEW DELHI: Raksha Mantri (India’s Defence Minister) Rajnath Singh, unveiled state-of-the-art ‘Driverless Metro Car’ for Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) at a function held at BEML’s Bangalore Complex on 15 January 2021. Indigenously designed & developed state-of-the-art Driverless Metro trains are being manufactured at BEML Bangaluru Complex. Speaking on the occasion Singh, said MMRDA […]

Rajnath Singh reviews development works in Lucknow

NEW DELHI: India’s Defence minister and Lok Sabha MP from Lucknow Rajnath Singh on Monday reviewed various developmental projects here. Singh visited Kisan Path and Terhi Pulia areas where various developmental works are underway and also took round of the flyover connecting Lalkuan locality with Aishbgah. According to a statement issued by the Lucknow BJP, […]

Rajnath Singh unveils new Defence Acquisition Procedure

NEW DELHI: India’s Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled on Monday a new Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) that features steps to turn India into a global manufacturing hub of military platforms, reduce timelines for procurement of defence equipment and allow purchase of essential items by the three services through capital budget under a simplified mechanism. Under […]

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