President Kovind to undergo bypass surgery today

President Ram Nath Kovind will undergo a ‘planned’ heart bypass procedure today, according to a statement from the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Continue Reading

Farmers’ leader calls Rajnath Singh a ‘caged parrot’

Bharatiya Kisan Union president Naresh Tikait called Defence Minister Rajnath Singh a caged parrot and said the farmers’ issues could be resolved if he is given the freedom to talk with them. Continue Reading

Tamil is ‘Amma’ of all languages: Rajnath Singh

Asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a ‘personal relationship’ with Tamilnadu, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that the Central government is committed to ensuring that Tamil refugees in Sri Lanka live with peace, equality and dignity. Continue Reading

India-China disengagement complete: Rajnath Singh

The disengagement process by India and China in eastern Ladakh is ‘complete’ after nine rounds of diplomatic and military level talks between the two neighbours, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday, even as he hit out at Congress for ‘doubting’ Indian soldiers’ bravery. Continue Reading

Rajnath Singh hardens stand on border issue with China

India will not reduce the number of troops unless China initiates the process, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said over the eastern Ladakh standoff, while exuding confidence of finding a solution to the row through talks. Continue Reading

Rajnath Singh seeks to make Aero India a ‘grand success’

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has expressed confidence that the 13th edition of Aero India, considered Asia’s largest aerospace exhibition, to be held in Bengaluru, Karnataka, from 3-5 February will be a ‘grand success’, with all the necessary Covid-19 precautions in place. Continue Reading

Rajnath Singh warns of ‘befitting reply’ if national pride hurt

India does not want a war but its soldiers are capable of giving befitting reply if any ‘superpower’ hurts the country’s pride, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Thursday amid the eight-month-old border standoff with China. Continue Reading

Country sets $5 billion defence export as target

In a major move to boost domestic defence manufacturing, the government on Wednesday approved the export of indigenously-developed surface-to-air Akash missile system and set up a panel to ensure faster approvals for acquisition proposals by various countries. Continue Reading