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Rajnath Singh Rajnath Singh Height: 1.75 m DOB: July 10, 1951

Rajnath Singh is an Indian politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party who currently serves as the Home Minister of India. He previously served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and as a Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee Government. He has also served as the President of the BJP twice, 2005 to 2009 and 2013 to 2014. He began his career as a physics lecturer and used his long-term association with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to become involved with the Janata Party. DND Flyway which connects Delhi and Noida was inaugurated by him in 2001. Rajnath Singh was appointed as the Secretary of Bhartiya Jana Sangh for the Mirzapur unit in Uttar Pradesh in 1974. In May 2014, he was elected M.P from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. On 26th May, 2014, Singh became Union Minister for Home Affairs in the Government of India. For Lok Sabha Election 2019, Union Minister Rajnath Singh had filed his nomination from the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat, where he won with a margin of 3,45,023 votes against Samajwadi Party’s Poonam Sinha.

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Befitting reply if any 'superpower' hurts country's pride: Rajnath Singh's stern warning to China

India | Jan 14, 2021, 09:11 PM IST

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.

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IAF to get 83 Tejas fighter jets as Govt okays Rs 48,000cr deal

India | Jan 14, 2021, 04:35 PM IST

The Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the largest indigenous defence procurement deal worth about Rs 48,000 crore to strengthen IAF’s fleet of homegrown fighter jet ‘LCA-Tejas’.

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CSD canteens go online: Rajnath Singh launches new portal for online sale

India | Jan 08, 2021, 03:06 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launched a portal on Friday for the online sale of expensive items, including washing machines, microwave ovens, refrigerators, air-conditioners, television sets, and laptops, through the CSD canteens.

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No meaningful outcome of India-China talks on Ladakh standoff: Rajnath

India | Dec 30, 2020, 10:08 AM IST

Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that no "meaningful solution" has come out of diplomatic and military level talks with China to resolve the standoff along the LAC in eastern Ladakh.

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Let farm laws be implemented for two years as an experiment: Rajnath

India | Dec 25, 2020, 02:58 PM IST

Rajnath Singh said that the government will amend the farm laws if they are not found beneficial. He said that Modi government will never do anything which is not in the interest of the farmers.

I hope agitation ends soon, says Rajnath Singh on Farmers' Day

'Chaudhary Charan Singh is PM Modi’s inspiration, will never take steps against farmers' interests'

India | Dec 23, 2020, 11:44 AM IST

Greeting farmers on the occassion of Farmers' Day today, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said that he hopes farmers will end their agitation soon. He said, "Today, on the occasion of Farmers Day, I greet all 'annadaata' of the country. They have provided the country with food security. Some farmers are agitated about agricultural laws. The government is talking to them with full sensitivity. I hope that they will withdraw their movement soon."

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Want peace, but won't tolerate any harm to India's self- respect: Rajnath Singh on Indo-China border

India | Dec 19, 2020, 11:51 AM IST

Pointing out that rounds of talks have been held at the diplomatic and military levels to solve the issue, the Defence Minister said "let me reiterate, we don't want conflict but peace. But we will not tolerate any harm to the country's self-respect," the Defence Minister asserted.

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Indian Navy's senior-most submariner, Vice Admiral Srikant, dies due to COVID-related complications

India | Dec 15, 2020, 04:17 PM IST

​Vice Admiral Srikant died due to COVID-19-related complications on Tuesday. The vice admiral, the Navy's senior-most submariner, was due to retire on December 31.   

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Save INS Viraat! Maharashtra MP writes to Rajnath Singh to preserve iconic warship

India | Dec 14, 2020, 06:19 PM IST

Private firm Envitech has shown interest in acquiring the warship. It wants to convert it into a maritime museum off Goa.

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No question of taking retrograde steps against agriculture sector: Rajnath Singh

India | Dec 14, 2020, 02:16 PM IST

Thousands of farmers, mostly from Punjab and Haryana, are currently staying put at Delhi's borders with Haryana and Uttar Pradesh in protest against the three farm laws.

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'Indian forces fought PLA with utmost bravery, forced them to go back'

India | Dec 14, 2020, 02:51 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said India's armed forces stood up to aggression along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh and fought the Chinese military with "utmost bravery", forcing it to go back.

Kangana Ranaut meets Rajnath Singh ahead of 'Tejas'

Kangana Ranaut meets Rajnath Singh ahead of 'Tejas'

Celebrities | Dec 14, 2020, 10:59 AM IST

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Sunday met Defence Minister Rajnath Singh regarding her upcoming film Tejas. Kangana also informed that they have shared the script of the upcoming film with the Indian Air Force for certain permissions. 

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PM Modi, Prez Kovind, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh lauds Indian Navy on Navy Day

India | Dec 04, 2020, 02:58 PM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lauded the Indian Navy on Navy Day, saying it fearlessly protects the country's coasts and also renders humanitarian assistance in times of need.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveils A-SAT missile model at DRDO Bhawan

India | Nov 09, 2020, 10:18 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday unveiled a model of Anti-Satellite (A-SAT) missile at the DRDO Bhawan premises, an official statement said.

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India faces border challenges, will defend territorial integrity: Rajnath Singh

India | Nov 05, 2020, 02:53 PM IST

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said the country is facing challenges on its borders and will defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity. India and China are engaged in a border dispute for the last seven months in Eastern Ladakh. Despite several rounds of talks between the two countries, the dispute remains unresolved.

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'Baseless': Rajnath Singh on Rahul Gandhi's claims over Chinese transgression in Ladakh

India | Oct 31, 2020, 03:11 PM IST

​Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday dismissed Congress leader Rahul Gandhi's claims over Chinese transgression in Ladakh as "baseless".

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US stands with India to defend sovereignty, says Mike Pompeo as he mentions Galwan; irks China

India | Oct 27, 2020, 05:05 PM IST

Expressing his country's support for India in its attempt to safeguard its 'sovereignty', Pompeo said that it was evident that the ruling Communist Party in China was 'no friend to democracy'.

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'Precision strike': India to get access to US satellite network; two countries to ink BECA deal

India | Oct 26, 2020, 09:45 PM IST

The Indian military is set to get access to the giant satellite network of the United States allowing it to target enemy positions with more precision.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets US Defence Secretary Mark Esper

Rajnath Singh, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper meet, discuss defence cooperation, Make in India

India | Oct 26, 2020, 06:30 PM IST

Ahead of 2+2 ministerial dialogue with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday held a meeting with US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper in Delhi.

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Mike Pompeo, Mask Esper arrive in India for 2+2 dialogue: Defence deal possible before US election

India | Oct 26, 2020, 04:46 PM IST

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in New Delhi on Monday for the third edition of the 2+2 ministerial dialogue to be held in New Delhi tomorrow. The Indian side at the talks will be represented by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

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