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Defence Minister Rajnath singh lays foundation stone of new Army headquarter in Delhi

Rajnath Singh lays foundation stone of new Army headquarter building

The new building will be spread over 39 acres in Delhi Cantonment area. Presently, the Indian Army headquarters are located in South Block at Raisina Hill.
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India eyes Africa as potential market for domestic defence equipment

At DefExpo 2020, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said India is geared up to provide Offshore Patrol Vessels, fast interceptor boats, UAVs and arms & ammunition to Africa.
An Indian Air Force contingent marches along the Rajpath during the Republic Day parade in New Delhi

India’s defence forces can’t wait for Modi’s $5-trillion economy dream. Slowdown is hurting

Armed forces’ modernisation is languishing for two decades. We need to enhance the defence budget to a sustained rate of 3-4 per cent of the GDP.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman before presenting the Union Budget in Parliament | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Sitharaman’s long Budget speech has Opposition angry, MPs sleepy & Shabana says thank you

The most politically correct and incorrect tweets of the day from across the political spectrum.
Police officials checking preparation for the Defence Expo at the venue in Lucknow | By special arrangement

150 foreign stalls, state-of-art weapons & VIPs — what Defence Expo in Lucknow will offer

The expo, scheduled from 5-9 February, has led to a sharp increase in the price of hotel rooms, with some touching nearly Rs 70,000 per night.

India’s fall in Democracy Index, Rajnath Singh’s theocracy comment & Kejriwal’s 6-hour wait

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.
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As Rajnath cancels trip after Vairamuthu row, BJP keeps Tamil Nadu Brahmin base on its side

Rajnath Singh’s cancellation of Chennai visit to confer honorary doctorate on Vairamuthu is being seen as a decision taken to appease protesting Tamil Nadu Brahmins.
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Rajnath Singh says performance standards being to make govt more efficient

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said mechanisms were being put in place for more prudence in financial management under to ensure the Centre's 'minimum government, maximum governance' vision.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper

India, US discuss terrorism, sign industrial security agreement in second 2+2 dialogue

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Foreign Minister S. Jaishankar were present for the annual ministerial dialogue, hosted by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary Mark Esper.
Rajnath Singh in New York

Rajnath Singh defends Citizenship Act in US, says law is not anti-Muslim

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who is in New York to attend the 2+2 Dialogue, said Indian culture doesn't teach us to hate.

On Camera

A file photo of USS Theodore Roosevelt

US Navy was quick to fix responsibility for Covid-19 crisis. Indian military can take lessons

Indian military’s track record in fixing accountability is poor, most notably during the Kargil War. This can have serious repercussions for us in peace and wartime.

Is talk of lifting lockdown premature or is it necessary to allow some economic activity?

As the Narendra Modi government considers the option of extending the Covid-19 lockdown beyond 14 April, concerns around its impact on the economy are growing.

Defence

USS Theodore Roosevelt. Photo | Bloomberg

Indian Navy veterans slam ‘childish’ US response to Roosevelt ship incident

Former Navy Chief Admiral Arun Prakash says captain of USS Theodore Roosevelt should’ve resigned if he felt system let him down, rather than leaking mail to media.

Poke fun at taali, thaali, diya and mombatti all you want. Modi couldn’t care less

Modi knows who he needs to speak to, who he should toss, who he can address in kind. People accuse him of infantilising his voters, but it’s a winning strategy.