Not welcome: Japan’s Shinzo Abe could cancel state visit by China’s Xi Jinping

Chinese president Xi Jinping’s state visit to Japan, initially scheduled for April but put off due to the coronavirus pandemic, is set to be scuttled by Tokyo after loud protests within Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party. Xi’s state visit would have been the first by a Chinese President since 2008. Tensions have […]

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Indian military contingent participates in Victory Day Parade in Russia

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said he was extremely proud that a 75-member Tri-service contingent of the Indian Armed Forces participated in the 75th anniversary of the Victory Day Parade at the iconic Red Square here on Wednesday.Singh arrived here on a three-day visit on Tuesday at the invitation of the Russian Ministry of Defence to […]

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Rajnath Singh, Chinese Counterpart May Meet In Moscow: Chinese Media

New Delhi: Union defence minister Rajnath Singh, who is attending the victory day parade in Moscow, is likely to run into his Chinese counterpart, who is also attending the event tomorrow. Global Times, the Chinese mouthpiece, today reported the possibility of the two meeting. There has been no formal word on any meeting from the […]

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Day Before Moscow Visit, Rajnath Singh Reviews China Border Situation

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Moscow tomorrow. New Delhi: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting today with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat to review the situation on tension in the Ladakh along the Line of Actual Control.  The three service chiefs — and the three Service chiefs — Army chief General […]

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Ladakh clash evokes memories of China’s brutal killing of Soviet troops in 1969

The violent clash along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) between India and China in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley on Monday night that left at least 20 Indian soldiers dead has revived memories of a conflict between Chinese and Soviet forces over 50 years ago that led to the brutal killing of 31 Soviet border […]

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India-Nepal Ties Bound By Roti-Beti, No One Can Break It: Rajnath Singh

If there is any misunderstanding, we will sort it out through dialogue, said Rajnath Singh.(FILE) New Delhi: India-Nepal ties are not ordinary and no power in world can break the relationship, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said today, commenting that the countries were bound together by “roti-beti”. “If there is any misunderstanding between India and Nepal, […]

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Rajnath Singh Takes On Rahul Gandhi In Poetry Slam Over China

Rajnath Singh said he will inform the countrymen on India-China standoff in parliament (File) New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday responded to Congress MP Rahul Gandhi’s poetic jibe at Home Minister Amit Shah with an improvised version of an Urdu poet’s creation. Mr Shah, at a virtual rally on Sunday, said that the […]

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Rafale Jets To Be Delivered On Time, Despite COVID-19: Defence Ministry

India had signed an agreement with France in September 2016 for procurement of 36 Rafale fighter jets New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today held a telephonic conversation with his French counterpart Florence Parly during which she conveyed that the Rafale jets will be delivered to India as scheduled notwithstanding the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. […]

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Amit Shah, Nirmala Sitharaman Attend Rajnath Singh-Led Meet On Economy

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chairs GoM meet on economy, coronavirus package (File) New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is chairing a Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting in Delhi to discuss execution of the government’s Rs 20 lakh crore relief package for the coronavirus-hit Indian economy. Sources have told NDTV aid to MSMEs (micro, medium and […]

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Kailash Mansarovar Yatra Travel Time To Go Down As New 80-km Road Opens

Rajnath Singh inaugurated the strategic road bordering Tibet via video conference (Representational) New Delhi: An 80-km strategically crucial road connecting the Lipulekh pass at a height of 17,000 feet along the border with Tibet in Uttarakhand with Dharchula was thrown open by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today. The new road is expected to help pilgrims […]

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