Free hand given to armed forces to eliminate nation’s enemies: Rajnath Singh
“No compromise will be made in protecting the sovereignty, unity and integrity of the country. We have given a free hand to the armed forces to eliminate the nation’s enemies,” the Defence Minister said on the occasion of ‘Kargil Vijay Diwas’.
Rajnath joins Kargil Vijay Diwas memorial functions in Drass
Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated every year on this day since 1999 when regulars of Pakistan Army were dislodged from Tiger Hill and other strategic heights they had occupied on the sly after crossing the Line of Control (LoC). Pakistan had kept denying that its regulars were involved in the aggression and as a result of this, they refused to accept the bodies of its soldiers killed in action with the Indian Army.
Border situation with China matter of perceptional difference: Rajnath Singh
Rajnath, while referring to the stand-off in East Ladakh in 2020, said that the Chinese Army ignored the agreed protocols and unilaterally tried to change the status quo along the LAC. He lauded the valour and dedication of the Indian Army which prevented the attempts by the PLA to change the status quo.
Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir is a part of India: Rajnath Singh
Rajnath Singh added that the network of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir has substantially weakened in the last few years as strict and consistent action is being taken. “Terror funding has been curbed. Supply of arms and drugs to terrorists has been stopped. Along with elimination of terrorists, work is being done to dismantle the network of under ground workers,” he said.
Govt is destroying chain of funds to terrorism : Rajnath
Rajnath Singh arrived here earlier in the day. He addressed a conference on security in the presence of around 1,500 people. In his address, the defence minister spoke against the spread of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. He said the government is taking a tough stand on terrorism. “The network of terrorism is being destroyed. New hope has arisen in the youth. We are now trying to be self-sufficient in the defence sector.
India gifts indigenously-built missile corvette 'INS Kirpan' to Vietnam
Rajnath Singh held bilateral talks with Vietnamese Defence Minister General Phan Van Gang in New Delhi. Ministry of Defence said that progress on various bilateral defence cooperation initiatives was reviewed during the meeting, with both sides expressing satisfaction at the ongoing engagements.
Law & order situation in Manipur needs urgent attention: Ex-Army Chief
Gen Malik (retd), refferring to a tweet by Lt Gen L. Nishikanta Singh (retd), tweeted: "An extraordinarily sad call from a retired Lt Gen from Manipur. Law & order situation in Manipur needs urgent attention at the highest level."Gen Malik, who served as the 19th Chief of Army Staff from September 30, 1997 to September 30.
India, US discuss ways to enhance defence cooperation
In a tweet after the meeting, the Union Minister said: "Delighted to meet my friend, Secretary Austin in New Delhi. Our talks revolved around enhancing defence cooperation in several areas including convergence of strategic interests and enhanced security cooperation."