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Union Minister Rajnath Singh addressing a rally at Dwarka in Delhi on 25 December 2020 | Twitter/@rajnathsingh

Indian Army boosted country’s morale during LAC standoff, says Rajnath Singh

Speaking in Lucknow, Rajnath Singh also said that efforts to deal with the pandemic started with courage and understanding under PM Modi's leadership.

India-Nepal relations offer limitless potential, says Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

Rajnath Singh met Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali today. Gyawali arrived in India Thursday on a three-day visit.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled Driverless Metro Car at the BEML manufacturing facility in Bangalore | Twitter/@rajnathsingh

Rajnath Singh unveils India’s first indigenously developed driverless metro car in Bengaluru

According to manufacturer BEML, the metro car is made up of stainless-steel body with a capacity of carrying 2,280 passengers in a six-cars metro train-set.

Political leadership was a letdown. Indian armed forces can’t afford another decade like that

A multi-billion-dollar process for armed forces' modernisation is currently underway. India's political class must deliver and not carry on with the piecemeal approach.
The Narendra Modi government has announced a 30 per cent pay cut for MPs, and suspended MPLADS funds | Photo: ANI via Lok Sabha TV

Indian military won’t reform by itself. But Parliament’s diluted role is a bigger concern

In developed nations, the defence committee is the main driver for national security reforms. But the Modi govt in India has completely diluted Parliament's role.
File photo of Akash super sonic cruise missile with a range of 25km. | Commons

Govt approves export of indigenous Akash missiles as UAE, Vietnam among others show interest

Modi govt has created a high-ranking committee comprising the defence minister, the external affairs minister and the national security advisor for faster export approvals.
Union Minister Rajnath Singh addressing a rally at Dwarka in Delhi on 25 December 2020 | Twitter/@rajnathsingh

Farmers backbone of economy, allegations should not be made against them, says Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh also suggested that protesting farmers should engage in a logical debate on every clause of the farm laws with the government.
Union Minister Rajnath Singh addressing a rally at Dwarka in Delhi on 25 December 2020 | Twitter/@rajnathsingh

Try farm laws as experiment, amendments will be made if not beneficial — Rajnath to farmers

Addressing a rally at Dwarka in Delhi, Union Minister Rajnath Singh reiterated that the MSP will continue and that some people are trying to mislead farmers about these farm laws.
The negative import list for defence systems was unveiled by Rajnath Singh Sunday | File photo: ANI

Committed to elevate ties with Tokyo — Rajnath after phone call with Japan defence minister

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said he spoke with his Japanese counterpart Kishi Nobuo and discussed bilateral defence and security cooperation.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the Combined Graduation Parade at Airforce Academy in Dundigal, in Hyderabad | ANIPix

India not weak, can give befitting reply, says Rajnath Singh on Ladakh standoff

Addressing the combined graduation parade at Hyderabad's Dundigul Air Force station, the Defence Minister also said China's 'attitude reflected that country's intentions' during Covid.

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Tejas keeps India’s capability gap with China under check. It is HAL’s game to lose now

Although several major air forces like France, Germany and the US are still inducting or ordering fourth-generation fighters, their capabilities and threats are distinct from India’s.

Billionaire-backed gaming startup Nazara Technologies kicks off India’s tech IPO rush

The impending debut could encourage other Indian startups to tap public markets, after years of explosive growth in mobile & internet usage created firms like Paytm & Flipkart.

Defence

Medics from armed forces at the Base Hospital in Delhi gets the Covid vaccination | Source: Army

Around 3,500 armed forces’ doctors, health workers receive Covid vaccine on Day One 

While 3,129 healthcare personnel from the Army got the vaccine, the number stood at about 250 for the Navy. The figure for IAF is yet to be ascertained.

Neither ‘udta’ nor ‘padhta’ Punjab. Question is how India’s no. 1 state in 2003 fell to 13

Punjab, once India’s richest state, has slipped and fallen behind. MSP and subsidies should continue, but it needs to rediscover its entrepreneurial impulse.