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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.
US Defence Secretary Mark Esper | Flickr

US Defence Secretary to host Rajnath Singh, says strategic interests align with India

The defence secretary said the international rules-based order that US and its allies had worked hard to establish was being tested in new and precarious ways.
A MH-60R helicopter | lockheedmartin.com

India set to sign $2.6-bn chopper deal with US, push for waiver on Russian S-400 missiles

India & US look to finalise MH-60R Seahawk deal on the sidelines of 2+2 talks in Washington. The choppers will boost Navy’s anti-submarine warfare operations.
Union Minister Rajnath Singh speaks in the Lok Sabha during the Winter Session of Parliament | PTI

Rajnath raises issue of absentee MPs in Parliament as govt prepares to table citizenship bill

Defence Minister Singh said Prime Minister Modi was dissatisfied with MPs being absent, and instructed they be present when Amit Shah tables the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah | ANI

Amit Shah is the Pranab Mukherjee of Modi govt — he heads most ministerial groups

Home Minister Amit Shah heads over 7 GoMs, the most by any minister in the Modi cabinet, cementing his position as most powerful man in the govt.
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Rajnath Singh bats for NRC, says Indians have the right to know who is an illegal immigrant

At an election rally in Jharkhand's Bokaro, defence minister Rajnath Singh said opposition parties are calling the BJP 'communal' for promising a nationwide NRC
Ministry of Defence building

Defence ministry clears procurement of military platforms and weapons worth Rs 22,800 crore

The defence ministry has also approved the acquisition of medium-range anti-submarine warfare aircraft P 8I for the Navy.
Rajnath Singh at the IAF Commanders' Conference in New Delhi on 25 November

Rajnath Singh holds meeting with top IAF commanders to review regional security scenario

The commanders deliberated on IAF's capability in the field of space, cyber, artificial intelligence and drone technology.
Rajnath Singh roadshow

Governor’s prerogative to invite government: Rajnath Singh on Maharashtra twist

The comments come after BJP's Devendra Fadnavis and NCP leader Ajit Pawar took oath as the Maharashtra CM and deputy CM respectively on Saturday.

On Camera

Vir Das incident proves rogue sneezing and coughing are the new guns during Covid-19

Comedian Vir Das’s Twitter post showing a neighbour threatening to sneeze on him points to a growing global trend of people using sneezes & coughs as threats.

Doklam to Galwan: Have Modi-Xi informal summits been more about optics than border peace?

The standoff between Indian and Chinese militaries continues at Ladakh. India is deploying troops at multiple locations to mirror Chinese deployment.

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Representational image of Chinese soldiers

India wants LAC status quo maintained, China demands India should stop construction activity

Local-level talks going on between Indian & Chinese sides have been described as 'ping-pong game' as there has been a lot of back and forth without any tangible outcome.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

PM, CM, DM: India’s 3 big power centres have been exposed by one disaster

The prime minister, chief minister and district magistrate are the three engines of India’s governance, but their handling of the coronavirus pandemic is going awry.