#Rajnath Singh

.Rajasthan, India
Rahul Gandhi on Friday accused PM Narendra Modi of handing over Indian territory to China. (Photo Credit: Facebook/@RahulGandhi)

  • "The PM is a coward who cannot stand up to the Chinese," Rahul Gandhi said
  • On Thursday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said that India and China have agreed on disengagement in east Ladakh
  • Indian and Chinese troops had been in a tense stand-off in Ladakh since June 15, 2020

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh gives his statement at Lok Sabha on the prolonged India-China stand off in eastern Ladakh. (PTI Photo)

  • "Our objective was to effect disengagement and maintain status quo along the LAC so as to restore peace and tranquillity"
  • Our Armed Forces responded to challenges by unilateral Chinese action: Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha
  • "India has told China that both sides will follow all the agreements made by them"

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday briefed the Rajya Sabha on the situation along the LAC in eastern Ladakh. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • India and China have agreed on disengagement at the north and south banks of Pangong Lake, Rajnath Singh said
  • Both countries will remove forward deployments in a "phased, coordinated and verified manner," he said
  • "China is also aware of our resolve to protect the sovereignty of the country," Singh said in the Rajya Sabha

The defence minister said 299 incidents of ceasefire violations were reported till January 28 this year. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Pakistan has been making concerted efforts to push militants into Kashmir
  • Pakistani hostilities increased after India bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories in August 2019
  • As per official data, the number of ceasefire violations by Pakistan in 2019 was 3,233

.Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
.Yelahanka, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
India Air Force's helicopter aerobatic team 'Sarang' performed during the second day of the Aero India 2021 at Yelahanka air base in Bengaluru. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Sarang helicopter aerobic display team spanned the skies, creating heart-shaped formations
  • Sarang is a part of the Indian Air Force (IAF) aerobatic team
  • This was a part of the public air show at the 13th edition of Aero India being held at Yelahanka, Bengaluru

.Bangalore, Karnataka, India
The highlight of Aero India 2021 would be the inauguration of India Pavilion, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Aero India)

  • 'Our efforts are to synergise the resources and efforts in the Indian Ocean,' Singh said
  • The Indian aerospace industries present an 'attractive opportunity' for foreign companies
  • Singh was delivering his keynote address at the IOR Defence Ministers' conclave

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses during the curtain raiser program of Aero India 2021, in Bengaluru. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • India is vigilant and prepared to counter any misadventures to defend territorial integrity, Rajnath Singh said
  • 'We plan to spend USD 130 bn on Defence modernisation in the next 7-8 years', he added
  • He said that 'Domestic production of complex defense platforms has become the focus of our policy'

.Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
The highlight of Aero India 2021 would be the inauguration of India Pavilion, said Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ Aero India)

  • Aero India 2021 is Asia's largest military aviation exhibition
  • It is scheduled to be held from February 3 to February 5 in Bengaluru
  • Over 600 exhibitors from more than 50 countries will participate in the event

.Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
The Indian government will formally close the Rs 48,000 crore Tejas aircraft deal with Hindustan Aeronautics Limited on February 3. (Photo Credit: Representational/ANI)

  • The mega contract will be signed at the Aero India air show in Bengaluru
  • The deal was sanctioned on January 13 this year by CCS chaired by PM Narendra Modi
  • The aircraft’s complete cost of Rs 48,000 crore includes design and development cost of Rs 2,500 crore