Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh approves construction of modern multi-specialty Command Hospital in Lucknow for the Armed Forces

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, on December 22, 2022, approved construction of a modern multi-specialty Command Hospital in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh for the Armed Forces. The Command Hospital will be a green field multi-storeyed Hospital for provision of technical accommodation for 780 in-patient beds along with 100 crisis expansion beds to cater for an urgent […]

Aim is to make India an indigenous ship building hub: RM

Indian Naval Ship (INS) Mormugao (D67), second warship of the P15B class of stealth guided-missile destroyers, was commissioned in the august presence of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai on December 18, 2022. The event marked the formal induction of the second of the four ‘Visakhapatnam’ class destroyers, indigenously designed by the […]

Shri Rajnath Singh urges domestic industry & foreign OEMs to invest more in Indian defence sector to meet global demand

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh today commended the Indian Army for showing unmatched bravery during the Galwan and Tawang incidents. Addressing the 95th Annual Convention of Federation of Indian Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in New Delhi, Shri Rajnath Singh asserted that India has no intention to capture the land of other countries, but will always be […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh lays wreath at National War Memorial on the occasion of Vijay Diwas commemorating India’s victory in 1971 war

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh laid a wreath at National War Memorial, New Delhi on the occasion of Vijay Diwas on December 16, 2022. The Raksha Mantri, along with Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt, Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of the […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh approves full reimbursement of Hospital Stoppage Rolls charged for treatment taken by ECHS beneficiaries in military hospitals

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh, on December 14, 2022, approved the policy of full reimbursement of Hospital Stoppage Rolls (HSR) charged for treatment taken in Military/Armed Forces Hospitals by the Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) beneficiaries. Several representations regarding reimbursement of HSR have been received by Ministry of Defence as there is an anomaly between […]

Translation of Raksha Mantri’s statement in Parliament

Following is the translation of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh’s statement in both Houses of Parliament on December 13, 2022: “Hon’ble Speaker/Chairman, I would like to brief this august House about an incident on our border in Tawang Sector of Arunachal Pradesh on 09 December 2022. On 09 December 2022, PLA troops tried to transgress […]

Defence exports have now crossed Rs 14,000 crore, we are well on course to achieve Rs 25,000 crore target by 2025: Shri Rajnath Singh

India has emerged as a self-assured and self-reliant nation which believes in working together for the collective well-being, but rejects interference in its internal matters. This was stated by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh at an event in New Delhi on December 09, 2022. He credited the diplomacy, credibility and leadership qualities of Prime Minister […]

Ensuring national security is Government’s top priority: Shri Rajnath Singh

Indian Navy (IN) and Indian Coast Guard (ICG) are being equipped with indigenous state-of-the-art ships and weapons to protect the maritime borders of the country. This was stated by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh during the meeting of Consultative Committee for Ministry of Defence on ‘Defence Shipyards’ attended by a number of Members of Parliament […]

Shri Rajnath Singh calls for sharing of information, resources & equipment to deal with future natural disasters

India has emerged as a regional power and net security provider in the Indo-Pacific as its capacity to provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief to its citizens as well as regional partners has grown in recent years. This was stated by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh at the multi-agency Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) […]

Raksha Mantri appeals for generous contribution to Armed Forces Flag Day Fund during CSR Conclave in New Delhi

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh has appealed to the nation to contribute generously to the Armed Forces Flag Day Fund, terming it the moral responsibility of every citizen to ensure the welfare of the soldiers and their families. Addressing the Armed Forces Flag Day CSR Conclave, organised by Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence, […]