Rajnath Singh: News

Rajnath Singh is a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Defence Minister of India, and a former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Singh did his MSc in Physics from the University of Gorakhpur and was initially a lecturer of Physics at KBPG College Mirzapur. He was associated with the RSS since his early teens and became a student activist of the ABVP. Singh emerged as a young leader of Jana Sangh and later of the BJP. He served as the Minister for Education in the BJP government of Uttar Pradesh from 1991 to 1992. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1994 and served as the Union Transport Minister in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government during 1999-2000. Singh became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2000, serving in the office till 2002. In 2003, Singh returned to the central government, this time in the capacity of an Agriculture Minister. He served two terms as the President of the BJP from 2005 to 2009 and from 2013 to 2014. Singh was the Home Minister of India in the first Modi government and became the Defence Minister when NDA returned to power in 2019. He has been a Lok Sabha MP since 2009.

19 Aug 2023

Indian Army

Ladakh: 9 Army personnel killed as truck falls into gorge

At least nine Indian Army personnel, including an officer and eight soldiers, were reportedly killed in Ladakh on Saturday evening.

16 Aug 2023

Narendra Modi

Come and see: PMs museum vice chairman amid renaming row

A controversy is raging after the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML) in Delhi was renamed the Prime Ministers Museum and Library (PMML) on Monday.

27 Jul 2023

Pakistan News

'Belligerent rhetoric': Pakistan responds to Rajnath Singh's 'LoC crossing' remark

Pakistan on Thursday condemned Defense Minister Rajnath Singh's remarks that India is ready to cross the Line of Control (LoC) to maintain dignity and honor, reported PTI.

24 Jul 2023

Amit Shah

Ready to discuss Manipur issue: Amit Shah amid opposition protest

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that the central government is ready for a discussion on Manipur violence and questioned why the opposition was not cooperating.

16 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

Rafale-M, Scorpene submarine deals missing from updated India-France document 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's France visit saw the two countries reportedly signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for building three additional Scorpene (Kalvari) class submarines, which was earlier mentioned in the joint India-France document.

12 Jul 2023

Kangana Ranaut

BJP leader Mayank Madhur to sue Kangana Ranaut, 'Tejas' makers

Controversy's favorite child, Kangana Ranaut found herself embroiled in yet another storm when BJP leader Mayank Madhur decided to sue her and the producers of the film Tejas.

10 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

India to procure 26 Rafale-M fighters, attack submarines from France 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is reportedly set to sign a new defense deal with French President Emmanuel Macron during his France visit on Thursday.

02 Jul 2023

Narendra Modi

France offers to co-produce fighter jet engines in India

Ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to France, the European country has reportedly made an offer to India to co-produce an engine that will power twin-engine advanced multi-role combat aircraft (AMCA) and the twin-engine deck-based fighter (TEDBF) for Indian aircraft carriers.

India to acquire over 30 MQ-9B predator drones from US

India's acquisition of 31 High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) drones from the United States (US) will reportedly be a phased exercise and will initially involve technology absorption.

17 Jun 2023


'Manipur needs urgent attention': Ex-Army chief on retired officer's tweet

Former Chief of Army Staff General (Retired) Ved Prakash Malik has sought "urgent attention" to the situation in Manipur, where ethnic violence broke out on May 3.

16 Jun 2023

Narendra Modi

Modi faces backlash after Nehru's name dropped from historic museum

Congress leader Manish Tewari on Friday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government at the Centre, saying, "Legacies don't get erased by renaming buildings."

25 May 2023


Pakistan and China pose 'double threat' to India's borders: Rajnath

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday alluded to China and Pakistan as a "double threat" brewing on India's borders, emphasizing that India must focus on advancement in defense technology to fight the dangers effectively.

06 May 2023

Jammu And Kashmir

Rajnath Singh visits J&K's Rajouri amid ongoing encounter

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday reached Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri, a day after five Indian Army soldiers were killed in the region, amid an ongoing encounter between security forces and terrorists there, reported NDTV.

04 May 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP municipal election: Phase 1 voting underway in 37 districts

Voting for the first phase of urban body elections in Uttar Pradesh began at 7:00am on Thursday.

28 Apr 2023


China, India share common interests: Chinese Defence Minister Li Shangfu

Chinese Defence Minister General Li Shangfu batted for a long-term, strategic, and comprehensive perspective with India during a bilateral meeting with Defence Minister of India Rajnath Singh on the sidelines of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Defence Ministers meeting on Thursday.

24 Apr 2023

Indian Army

India, China hold border talks ahead of SCO meeting

The Indian Army and the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China held the 18th round of Corps Commander talks on Sunday to resolve tensions along the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

23 Apr 2023


Chinese, Russian defense ministers to participate in Delhi's SCO meet

Chinese Defence Minister General Li Shangfu and his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu have confirmed their participation in the upcoming Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) defense ministers' meeting, reported The Times Of India.

12 Apr 2023


Punjab: 4 killed in firing at Bathinda military station

As many as four people reportedly lost their lives in a firing inside the Bathinda military station in Punjab on Wednesday around 4:35am.

13 Mar 2023

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi insulted India in London, should apologize: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has become the latest Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader to attack Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his recent comments on India during his United Kingdom (UK) tour, in which he allegedly slammed the Indian government over a number of issues.

28 Jan 2023

Indian Air Force

MP: IAF's Su-30, Mirage 2000 aircraft crash; 1 pilot dead

Two fighter jets of the Indian Air Force crashed near Morena, Madhya Pradesh, on Saturday, ANI reported citing defense sources.

23 Jan 2023

Indian Navy

INS Vagir: 'Made in India' submarine commissioned into Indian Navy

INS Vagir—the fifth of the Kalvari-class submarines—was commissioned into the Indian Navy on Monday in presence of Chief of Naval Staff Admiral R Hari Kumar.

11 Jan 2023

Indian Army

Three soldiers die after falling into gorge in J&K's Kupwara

Two personnel of the Indian Army's Chinar Corps and a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) died on Wednesday after they reportedly slipped into a deep gorge while they were patrolling in a forward zone near the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

23 Dec 2022

Indian Army

Sikkim: 16 army personnel dead as truck falls into gorge

The Ministry of Defence informed that an Army truck met with an accident at Zema in north Sikkim on Friday claiming the lives of 16 Indian Army soldiers.

19 Dec 2022

Arunachal Pradesh

LAC clash: Parliament likely to witness uproar this week too

The Opposition is set to bring up the issue of the border clash between Indian and Chinese forces in Arunachal Pradesh again in the Parliament this week.

17 Dec 2022

Nitin Gadkari

Indian roads to match US standards by 2024: Nitin Gadkari

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari promised on Friday that road infrastructure in India would be equal to the standard of the United States (US) before the end of 2024.

13 Dec 2022


LAC situation 'stable,' says China days after face-off with India

China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday said the situation was "stable" on its border with India days after a clash between the militaries of both countries near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh.

LAC clash: Indian Army foiled China's landgrab attempt, says Rajnath

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday addressed the Parliament over the clash between Indian and Chinese troops near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in Arunachal Pradesh on Friday.

28 Oct 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

We feel for people of PoK: Singh on Shaurya Diwas

Castigating Pakistan authorities for "atrocities" being committed on the people of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said, "We feel for the people of PoK and in times to come, Pakistan will bear the brunt."

11 Oct 2022

Mulayam Singh Yadav

Mulayam Singh cremated at native village Saifai; thousands attend funeral

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav was cremated on Tuesday at his native village Saifai in Uttar Pradesh.

04 Oct 2022

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Faizabad Cantonment to be renamed Ayodhya Cantt; Centre approves

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday approved changing the name of Faizabad Cantonment in Uttar Pradesh to Ayodhya Cantonment, ANI reported.

04 Oct 2022


Uttarakhand: 10 mountaineers killed in avalanche; 8 rescued, many missing

In an unfortunate incident, 28 mountaineers were trapped under an avalanche at the Draupadi Ka Danda-2 mountain peak in Uttarakhand on Tuesday, officials said.

03 Oct 2022

Indian Air Force

Air Force formally inducts 'Prachand,' first made-in-India light combat helicopters

The Indian Air Force (IAF) formally inducted the first indigenously developed light combat helicopters (LCHs), named Prachand, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, on Monday.

05 Sep 2022

Yogi Adityanath

Fire guts Lucknow's Levana Hotel; 4 dead, 10 injured

A massive fire broke out at Levana Hotel in Lucknow's Hazratganj locality, killing at least four persons and injuring 10 others on Monday morning, reported News18.

29 Jul 2022


Rajasthan: IAF'S Mig-21 aircraft crashes in Barmer, both pilots dead

The Indian Air Force (IAF) lost two pilots on Thursday night when a MiG-21 fighter jet crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district.

26 Jul 2022

Indian Army

Kargil Vijay Diwas: India pays tribute to 1999 war heroes

Commemorating 23 years of the Kargil Vijay Diwas on Tuesday, the Indian Army paid rich tributes to the soldiers who lost their lives in the 1999 Kargil War against Pakistan at Ladakh's Drass War Memorial.

Now, Rajnath approves 10% reservation for Agniveers in Defence Ministry

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday accepted the proposal to reserve 10% of employment vacancies in the Defence Ministry for "Agniveers."

18 Jun 2022

Indian Army

MHA announces 10% reservation for Agniveers in CAPFs, Assam Rifles

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Saturday stated that a 10% reservation in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and Assam Rifles will be earmarked for "Agniveers."

14 Jun 2022

Bipin Rawat

New CDS appointment soon, 'Agnipath' armed forces recruitment scheme unveiled

The post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS)—which has been lying vacant since the tragic death of General Bipin Rawat in December last year—will be soon filled.

23 Apr 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

Armed forces want removal of AFSPA from J&K: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday stated India's all three defense forces wanted the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) to be removed from Jammu & Kashmir soon.

12 Apr 2022

Narendra Modi

US monitoring rise in India's 'human rights abuses': Antony Blinken

In an unusually direct criticism of India, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the United States was monitoring "a rise in human rights abuses" in India by some officials on Monday.

15 Mar 2022


Missile incident regrettable; Indian systems reliable, safe: Rajnath in Parliament

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday informed the Parliament that the government has taken "serious note" of the incident in which an unarmed supersonic missile was "inadvertently" launched on March 9 and landed in Pakistan.

18 Jan 2022

West Bengal

Rajnath writes to Stalin, Mamata over R-Day tableaux exclusion row

Amid a row over the exclusion of Tamil Nadu and West Bengal's tableaux from the Republic Day parade, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has written to Chief Ministers of Tamil Nadu (MK Stalin) and West Bengal (Mamata Banerjee).

10 Jan 2022


COVID-19: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tests positive 'with mild symptoms'

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said he has tested positive for COVID-19.

26 Dec 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Manufacturing BrahMos so no nation dares attack India: Rajnath Singh

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday laid the foundation stone for the Defence Research and Development Organization's (DRDO) BrahMos manufacturing center in Lucknow.

10 Dec 2021

Tamil Nadu

General Bipin Rawat cremated with full military honors

The funeral of General Bipin Rawat and his wife was held at Brar Square crematorium in Delhi Cantonment on Friday.

09 Dec 2021

Bipin Rawat

Group Captain Varun Singh: Lone survivor of IAF's chopper crash

Group Captain Varun Singh of the Indian Air Force is the only survivor of Wednesday's tragic chopper crash near Coonoor, Tamil Nadu.

09 Dec 2021

Bipin Rawat

Black box recovered from General Rawat's crashed chopper; probe on

A search team of the Indian Air Force Thursday recovered the black box of the chopper that crashed near Coonoor in Tamil Nadu the day before.

09 Dec 2021

Bipin Rawat

Mortal remains of CDS Bipin Rawat to reach Delhi today

The mortal remains of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and his wife are expected to reach Delhi on Thursday evening.

21 Nov 2021

Indian Navy

Rajnath Singh's subtle dig at China at INS Visakhapatnam commissioning

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday took a veiled dig at China speaking at the Western Naval Command in Mumbai.

13 Nov 2021


Colonel, his family among 7 dead in Manipur terrorist attack

A colonel, his family members, and four soldiers died in an ambush by terrorists in the Singhat sub-division of Manipur's Churachandpur district.

30 Aug 2021


Taliban seeks good relations with India; assures no threat

The Taliban on Monday emphasized India's importance in the region and said that it would want good relations with India.

29 Aug 2021


India rethinking strategy on Afghanistan; changing situation challenging: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday said the "changing equation" in Afghanistan is a "challenge" for India, and it has compelled the government to rethink its strategy.

27 Aug 2021

Narendra Modi

Achieving advancement in technology can make India superpower: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said that if India achieves advancement in the field of technology, it can become a superpower.

25 Jun 2021


India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier will be commissioned next year

India's first Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) will be commissioned next year and its combat capability, reach and versatility will add formidable capabilities in the country's defense, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said in Kochi on Friday.

DRDO to set up 500 oxygen plants within three months

The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) will set up 500 medical oxygen plants within the next three months from the allocation made by the PM-CARES Fund, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday.

20 Mar 2021


'Comprehensive and fruitful': Rajnath on talks with US Defense Secretary

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh, who held talks with the visiting US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in Delhi on Saturday, said the talks "were very comprehensive and fruitful."

11 Feb 2021


India, China agree to disengage along Pangong Lake: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday informed the Parliament that India and China will remove forward deployments along the Pangong Lake in Eastern Ladakh in a phased manner.

08 Feb 2021

Line of Control (LoC)

Forty-six security-personnel killed in ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2020

Pakistan resorted to 5,133 incidents of ceasefire violations last year in which 46 security force personnel were killed, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Monday, referring to Pakistani hostilities along the LoC and International Border in Jammu and Kashmir.

03 Feb 2021


Prepared to defeat misadventures to defend territorial integrity: Rajnath Singh

India is vigilant in the face of attempts to change the status quo at its border and prepared to defeat any misadventures to defend territorial integrity, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday, amid a continued military standoff with China.

Union Minister Shripad Naik is conscious and recovering: Goa CM

Union Minister Shripad Naik, who was admitted to a Goa hospital after he met with an accident, is conscious and recovering, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday, adding that there is no need to shift him to New Delhi for treatment.

30 Dec 2020

Narendra Modi

PM Modi pained by farmers' protest, says Rajnath Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is pained by the farmers' protest against three agricultural laws, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said in an exclusive interview with ANI on Wednesday.

26 Dec 2020

West Bengal

Farm unions meet today to decide on talks with Centre

As the "Delhi Chalo" protests by farmers against the Center's contentious farm laws near Delhi's borders entered the 31st day, 40 farm unions are meeting today at 2:00 pm to decide on resuming talks with the Centre.

07 Dec 2020


Government won't repeal farm laws, ready for long haul: Report

Facing pressure from farmers for days now, the government is also prepared to dig in for long and is not even considering repealing the three laws which formed the basis of the agitation, Indian Express reported on Monday.