While on a visit to the wharf in Ernakulam, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said the first indigenous aircraft carrier in India will be commissioned in 2022. Further, this aircraft carrier will make the country's defence "formidable". It will be "a befitting tribute to 75 years of India’s independence," said Singh. He visited the IAC under construction at the Ernakulam wharf on June 25, and described… read-more
Courtesy: The Indian Express
The 200-year old Ordnance Factory Board is now approved by the government to be split up into seven corporate entities. The OFB looked after 41 ammunition and defence equipment facilities and housed 70,000 employees whose service conditions will not be changed. Pension liabilities are to be borne by the govt as stated by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting Chaired by PM Narendra Modi.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh approved the Ministry's policy of archiving and declassification of war histories, on June 12. All the organisations falling under the Ministry are now obligated to transfer the records including war diaries, letters of proceedings and operational record books to the Ministry's history division for safekeeping. The policy is expected to provide people with accurate information pertaining to the events for… read-more
Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Dr Harsh Vardhan on May 17 launched the first batch of anti-COVID drug 2-deoxy-D-glucose (2-DG). Jointly developed by DRDO, Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences and Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, 2-DG is effective in moderate to severely affected COVID-19 patients. Moreover, the drug reduces the dependence on medical-grade oxygen of COVID patients. Minister Rajnath termed the drug as first indigenous… read-more
Courtesy: Hindustan Times
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on April 28 said that the DRDO will install 500 medical oxygen plants from the money allocated out of the PM Cares Fund. To be installed within next three months, the DRDO will use its indigenous technology designed for Light Combat Aircraft ‘Tejas’ to overcome the COVID-led oxygen crisis. The DRDO’s medical oxygen plants are designed to generate 1,000 litres of oxygen per minute.
The Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on April 27 ordered to recruit additional contractual workers in 51 identified high pressure Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) polyclinics. Reportedly, the temporary hiring decision for three months came after government vowed to increase the army medical facility infrastructure to cater patients during night hours. The contractual staff includes a medical officer, nursing assistant, pharmacist… read-more
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has requested the Army units in states to help create additional capacities to treat COVID patients. Agreeing to it, Army Chief General MM Naravane said besides providing assistance to civil administrations the Army will render treatment to civilians in its medical facilities. While states topmost army official will contact with CMs, Air Force and Navy have also been asked to gear up for preparedness.
On the instructions of Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has supplied 150 jumbo liquid oxygen cylinders to Uttar Pradesh government. Reportedly, the oxygen cylinders will be used in Lucknow hospitals to treat the COVID-19 patients. The DRDO will additionally supply 1,000 more cylinders later. Notably, UP’s health infrastructure collapsed after CM Yogi Adityanath tested positive for… read-more
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, speaking at an election rally in Kerala, extended the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi that helps farmers with annual assistance of Rs 6000 per year to fishermen as well. Moreover, he promised the Centre's support to fishermen by proving them with Kisan credit cards and loans. Highlighting NDA's campaign in the state, he also addressed concerns about CAA and uniform civil code.
Courtesy: New Indian Express
United States Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin will be visiting India later this month. He will be the first member of US President Joe Biden's administration to visit the country. Earlier in January, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Lloyd Austin held talks over the two countries' vision of an open and free Indo-Pacific region. Reportedly, the leaders had discussed Washington's commitment to the Major Defence Partnership with New Delhi.… read-more
Courtesy: Economic Times