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Rajnath Singh takes charge as Defence Minister

Union Minister Rajnath Singh has assumed office as Defence Minister, emphasising the need for self-reliance in defence manufacturing. He aims to bolster the country's defence capabilities through indigenous production.

News Arena Network - New Delhi - UPDATED: June 13, 2024, 04:13 AM - 2 mins read

Rajnath Singh's Leadership Focuses on Defence Innovation.

Rajnath Singh takes charge as Defence Minister

Rajnath Singh's Leadership Focuses on Defence Innovation.


Union Minister Rajnath Singh has assumed office as Defence Minister, emphasising the need for self-reliance in defence manufacturing. He aims to bolster the country's defence capabilities through indigenous production.

 

Taking charge at his office in South Block, Singh reiterated the government's commitment to strengthening India's defence sector. He emphasised Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of fostering an 'Aatmanirbhar' (self-reliant) Bharat, particularly in defence manufacturing.

 

Singh outlined ambitious goals, aiming for a target of Rs 50,000 crore in defence exports over the next five years. Currently, India has exported defence equipment worth over Rs 21,000 crore, a figure the government aims to significantly increase.

 

A Member of Parliament from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, Rajnath Singh brings extensive political experience to his role. Born in Chandauli, Uttar Pradesh, Singh pursued higher education in Physics before embarking on a career in politics.

 

With a background in education and administration, Singh has served in various capacities, including as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Minister of Agriculture in the Union Cabinet. His tenure as Minister of Home Affairs in the previous government showcased his leadership abilities.

 

Sanjay Seth, Member of Parliament from Ranchi, Jharkhand, assumes the role of Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence. With experience in parliamentary committees and a strong political presence in Ranchi, Seth brings valuable insights to his new position.

 

As India's defence landscape evolves, the focus on self-reliance gains significance. Singh's leadership, coupled with government initiatives, aims to propel India towards becoming a key player in defence manufacturing and exports.

 

The appointment of Sanjay Seth underscores the government's commitment to inclusivity and regional representation in key ministerial positions. His role as Minister of State will contribute to the overall objectives of the Ministry of Defence.

 

With a strategic vision and emphasis on indigenous capabilities, the Ministry of Defence under Rajnath Singh's leadership is poised to navigate the complexities of modern security challenges while fostering growth in the defence sector.

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