Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveiled 75 newly created Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies on July 11 at the Ministry of Defence's first-ever "AI in Defence" (AIDef) conference and exhibition in New Delhi. The Raksha Mantri launched a print and electronic edition of the book including information about these 75 products. Rajnath Singh praised the efforts, calling AI a revolutionary milestone in the evolution of mankind.
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Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, during his recent address in San Francisco, sent out a fresh warning to China. Singh made it clear that India would "not spare anyone" if India is harmed. He also lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and said that India is destined to become one of the top three economies in the globe. He also added that India does not believe in "zero-sum game" diplomacy.
Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has touched down in Hawaii. Upon his arrival, Singh shared on Twitter that he would be visiting the headquarters of the US Army Pacific, the Pacific Air Forces and the US Indo-Pacific Command. He was accorded a warm welcome by Commander (US INDOPACOM) Admiral John Aquilino. The Indian military and the USINDOPACOM have a number of engagements, which include training and joint military exercises.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tested positive for COVID-19. On January 10, he took to Twitter and posted, "I have tested positive with Corona today with mild symptoms. I am under home quarantine. I request everyone who have recently come in my contact to isolate themselves and get tested". Notably, Mr. Rajnath Singh recently held a virtual meeting and announced 100 sainik schools, providing opportunity for girls to join army.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 9, extended greetings on the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, 10th guru of the Sikh religion. "I will always cherish the fact that our Government got the opportunity to mark his 350th Prakash Utsav," PM Modi tweeted. Earlier Union Minister Rajnath Singh also extended greetings. Meanwhile, the DDMA has given relaxation in weekend lockdown and allowed devotees to offer prayers at Gurudwaras.
The IAF tri services inquiry team, investigating the December 8 chopper crash, gave a detailed presentation to the Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. On January 5, the team mentioned chopper flying at low altitude amid thick cloud emergence, could be a major reason of crash. In addition, the team also suggested some revised SoP for choppers along with flying team to be mix of "master green" and other category pilots.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives in the 1971 war on the occasion of Swarnim Vijay Diwas on December 16. "The 1971 war is the golden chapter in India's military history," tweeted Singh. He also shared a picture of 'Instrument of Surrender''. Notably, the day marks India's victory in the 1971 war and the formation of Bangladesh.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addressed the Parliament over Tamil Nadu chopper crash incident, on December 9. He paid tribute to those who died in the incident including Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, his wife and 11 others. The mortal remains of the victims will be brought to Delhi, said Rajnath Singh. He added that the last rites of the victims will be conducted with military honours.
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The refurbished battle memorial in Rezang La, located in the inaccessible hills of eastern Ladakh, where Indian troops bravely engaged Chinese soldiers in 1962, was inaugurated on November 18, by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. Singh was also seen accompanying a veteran of the 1962 conflict, Brigadier (Retd) R.V Jatar, by pushing the Brigadier's wheelchair towards the iconic place. The… read-more
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Abhyas, a High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) was successfully tested by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The trial was carried out from the integrated test range, Chandipur of the coast of Bay of Bengal in Odisha, which was tracked using radars and electro-optic equipment. The move is believed to provide India with much better defence training and a realistic scenario for practicing "weapon system".