Press Statement of Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh after ‘2+2’ Ministerial Dialogue between India & Australia

Key Highlights:   In-depth discussion on bilateral & regional issues Afghanistan, maritime security in Indo-Pacific, cooperation in multilateral formats & other related topics discussed Emphasis on ensuring free flow of trade, adherence to international rules & sustainable economic growth in entire region  Invitation to Australia to engage in India’s growing defence industry Full text of […]

Shri Rajnath Singh and Shri Nitin Gadkari inaugurate Emergency Landing Facility for Indian Air Force in Barmer, Rajasthan

Key Highlights:   National Highway used for emergency landing of IAF aircraft for the first time ELF to facilitate landing of all types of IAF aircraft Raksha Mantri describes it as a shining example of Government’s readiness to protect the unity & sovereignty of the nation Lauds the public-private partnership in completing the construction in […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh approves Delegation of Financial powers to Armed Forces for Revenue Procurement

Key Highlights of DFPDS 2021:   Financial powers devolved to field formations; focus on operational preparedness; promote ease of doing business & jointness among Services Two times general enhancement for Competent Financial Authorities; Up to 5-10 times at field formations in certain Schedules 10% increase in Delegated Financial Powers of Vice Chiefs of Services Up […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launches Defence India Startup Challenge 5.0

Key highlights of RM’s address:   DISC 5.0 is a reflection of Government’s resolve to create a self-reliant defence sector The challenge to take innovation, design & development to newer heights iDEX playing a crucial role in building a strong military & ‘AatmaNirbhar’ defence industry Government support to private sector in building ‘AatmaNirbhar Bharat’ Raksha […]

5th edition of DISC to be launched by Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will launch the Defence India Startup Challenge (DISC) 5.0 in New Delhi on Thursday through video conferencing. The latest edition, i.e. DISC 5.0 will have more challenges than the first four DISC editions taken together. Full Story:- Courtesy:-

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh flags off nationwide events as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav

Highlights of Shri Rajnath Singh’s address: Events to instill sense of national pride among people India is a peace-loving nation but fully capable of giving a befitting reply if challenged Government aims to develop a powerful & self-reliant India Dependency on arms imports has decreased due to measures taken by the Government   Raksha Mantri […]

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 […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh to attend SCO Defence Ministers’ meeting in Tajikistan

Key Highlights: ·        Raksha Mantri leaves on a 3-day visit to Dushanbe today ·        To address SCO Defence Ministers’ meet tomorrow ·        Member states to discuss defence cooperation issues ·        RM also expected to meet his Tajik counterpart   Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh is visiting Dushanbe, Tajikistan from July 27-29, 2021 to attend the annual meeting of the […]

Raksha Mantri launches Artificial Intelligence powered grievance management application

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-powered grievance management application in New Delhi on July 15, 2021, developed by Ministry of Defence with the help of IIT-Kanpur. Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr Jitendra Singh graced the occasion. This is the first AI based system developed […]

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh interacts with 300 veterans in Leh, as part of his three-day visit to Ladakh;

Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh interacted with 300 veterans, including Ashok Chakra winner Naib Subedar (Honorary) Chhering Mutup (Retd) and Maha Vir Chakra winner Colonel Sonam Wangchuk (Retd), at Leh, Ladakh on June 27, 2021. In his address, Shri Rajnath Singh lauded the unparalleled dedication of the veterans in ensuring safety and security of the […]