Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on June 26 hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decisiveness to avenge Uri and Pulwama incident by ordering surgical strike. The Minister also said that India under Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not the same as before and it will not hesitate in taking decisive military action to defend its borders.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on June 26 while addressing an event in Jammu called out Pakistan for spreading terrorism and further affirmed the government’s stance over the status of Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir and said POK was and will remain part of India. He said, “Ever since India became independent, it has been a constant effort by many anti-India forces to create an atmosphere of instability within India. Efforts are being made continuously on a large scale from the soil of Pakistan. Our govt started effective action against terrorism and for the first time, not only the country but the world came to know what is the meaning of zero tolerance against terrorism.” “A large part of Jammu and Kashmir is under the occupation of Pakistan. The people there are seeing that on the Indian side, people are living their lives peacefully but injustice is being done to them by the Pakistan government...POK (Pakistan Occupied Kashmir) is, was and will remain a part of India,” further said Rajnath Singh.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh held bilateral talks with Minister of National Defence of Vietnam General Phan Van Giang on June 19. The bilateral talk focused on furthering the defence cooperation between India and Vietnam. The two also exchanged views on regional and global issues of mutual interest. Notably, General Phan Van Giang is on a two-day visit to India from June 18 to 19.
Addressing the defence personnel deployed in Andaman and Nicobar Island, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on January 05 said that Indian soldiers showed bravery and valour in the Galwan valley during the India-China clash in December 2022. “Our soldiers showed bravery and valour in Galwan. Anything can be spoken outside but I know what happened at every step. I received reports and spoke with soldiers on how they took part in the India-China standoff, said Rajnath Singh in Port Blair.He also interacted with Indian jawans and officers serving in Andaman and Nicobar Island and commended the Command for strengthening national security and keeping the maritime domain safe and secure while playing a significant role in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
08 January,2023 04:49 PM IST
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