Terrorism is the most serious threat to international peace and security: RM

Text of Hon’ble Raksha Mantri’s speech in the SCO Defence Ministers’ meeting in Dushanbe, 28 July 2021 Excellency Colonel-General Sherali Mirzo, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Tajikistan, Excellency Ministers, Distinguished Delegates, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am overwhelmed by the ‘mehman-nawazi’ (मेहमाननवाज़ी) – the famous Tajik hospitality – during my first-ever visit to this […]

Union Budget 2021-22 is a healthy mix of promise, potential, and progress: Raksha Mantri

The text of RM Shri Rajnath Singh’s speech at a Webinar on ‘Budget Announcements 2021-22’ and India’s Defence It gives me great pleasure to speak to the major stake holders of our Defence Eco-system today on this important occasion when we are going to discuss the budgetary provisions of 2021-22.I have been informed that there […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh’s statement in Rajya Sabha on ‘Present Situation in Eastern Ladakh

Hon’ble Chairman,         The House would recall that I had made a detailed statement on the developments in the India-China border areas in Eastern Ladakh during the last session in September last year. I had highlighted that the Chinese side had since April/May 2020 amassed large number of troops and armaments in the border areas […]

Hon’ble Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh addresses at Inaugural Ceremony, Aero-India 2021, Bengaluru

A hearty welcome to you all to Aero India2021.I am delighted to see the Defence Ministers, senior defence officials and business leaders from around the world in this 13th edition of Aero India, the largest Aero show in Asia. Like previous editions, Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka State, has been selected to host the event […]

Shri Rajnath Singh Addresses the IOR Defence Ministers’ Conclave in Bengaluru.

At the outset, I want to convey my heartfelt gratitude to all of you for attending this Conclave, despite the COVID -19 pandemic. This Conclave is an initiative to promote dialogue in an institutional and cooperative environment that can foster the development of peace, stability and prosperity in the Indian Ocean Region. India being the […]

Speech at the Valedictory Session of FICCI’s Annual Conclave:

It gives me great pleasure to interact with you all, through this digital forum, on the occasion of the 93rd Annual Convention of FICCI. In more than nine decades of its existence FICCI has played a pivotal role in addressing the issues concerning Indian Industry and Business in the most constructive manner. It has played […]

Delighted to address the ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting- Plus on the 10th anniversary of its foundation.

At the outset I would like to compliment all members of the ADMM plus on the 10th anniversary of this forum. I would also like to make special mention of Vietnam, the chair of the ADMM Plus for the extraordinary efforts to commemorate this occasion. It is only appropriate that the celebrations of the 10th […]

India to be among top five defence producers in the World: RM Shri Rajnath Singh

The text of Raksha Mantri’s Concluding Remarks At Ambassadors’ Round Table Excellencies, It is a matter of great pleasure for me to be with such an august gathering from around the world. Indeed, your presence here today is a validation of our long standing ties of friendship and cooperation. We strongly believe in ‘Athiti Devo […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh chairs Ambassadors’ Round-table Virtual Conference on Aero India 2021

Invites the World to India for Asia’s Largest Aero show Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence organised the Ambassadors’ Round Table Virtual conference on Aero India 2021, chaired by Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh here today. The major reach-out effort of the Ministry was well attended by 200+ invitees comprising Ambassadors, Heads of Missions […]

Speech for honourable Raksha Mantri ET Summit, 7th March, 2020

How can defence sector help realise the vision of $5 trillion economy- opportunities and challenges for private sector investment and foreign collaboration   Ladies  & Gentlemen, I am delighted to be here at the sixth edition of the Global Business Summit. My compliments to the Times Group for this initiative that seeks to bring together […]