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Senior leader of the Bhartiya Janta Party and Defence Minister of India, Singh started his political career in 1975, as the district president of Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh for the Bhartiya Jan Sangh, the predecessor of the BJP. He was the district coordinator for the JP movement and was imprisoned for 18 months during the Emergency. A long time associate of the Rashrtiya Swyamsevak Sangh, Rajnath Singh became the BJP’s youth wing president in 1984, Uttar Pradesh. He soon rose to ranks and became the state education minister in 1991. In 1994, he was elected to be a Rajya Sabha MP which was soon followed by him becoming the UP state president for the BJP. After serving as a cabinet minister in the 1997 Atal Bihari Vajpayee government, in 2000 Singh was inducted as the chief minister of UP. He again served in the cabinet, as the Minister of Agriculture from 2003-04. In 2005, after party veteran LK Advani resigned following NDA’s loss in the 2005 Lok Sabha elections, Singh was elected as BJP’s National President -- a position he held again in 2013, after his successor Nitin Gadkari was forced to resign amid corruption charges. In 2014, he was elected as a Lok Sabha member from Lucknow, and has been serving as the Minister of Home Affairs since.


'This will boost defence production': Rajnath Singh as IAF gets first made-in-India Light Combat Helicopters

October 03, 2022 1:28 pm

The Light Combat Helicopters are capable of destroying enemy air defence and can be deployed in counter-insurgency operations and combat search-and-rescue tasks.

One year of corporatisation: Be aggressive in times of competitive bidding, Rajnath tells DPSUs

October 01, 2022 7:11 am

Rajnath said the ministry emphasising reducing import dependency towards the Prime Minister's vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat

US equipment package for Pak’s F-16 fleet: Rajnath conveys to Austin India’s concern

September 15, 2022 8:29 am

The US has planned to provide Foreign Military Sales (FMS) worth USD 450 million for hardware, software and spares for the F-16 fighter fleet of Pakistan.

Rajnath Singh in Japan: 'Should expand scope of partnership in defence equipment, tech'

September 08, 2022 11:21 am

The Defence Minister emphasised on the need to expand the scope of partnership in the field of defence equipment and technological cooperation, the Defence Ministry said.

Delhi Confidential: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh receives a moving gift from Mongolia's president

September 08, 2022 7:53 am

During his ongoing visit to Mongolia, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has been gifted a horse by Mongolia's President Ukhnaagiin Khurelsukh. Singh had received another horse during his last visit to the country in 2018.

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets Mongolia's top leadership to boost bilateral ties

September 06, 2022 3:48 pm

Singh's visit to Mongolia from September 5 to 7 is the first-ever tour to the East Asian country by an Indian defence minister.

Defence Minister Rajnath to begin 5-day visit to Mongolia, Japan on Monday 

September 04, 2022 12:39 pm

Singh will visit Mongolia from September 5 to 7 while his tour of Japan will be from September 8-9.

Delhi Confidential: Rajeev Chandrasekhar, son of IAF officer, has personal connect with INS Vikrant

September 03, 2022 6:55 am

At the commissioning ceremony of indigenous aircraft carrier INS Vikrant in Kochi on Friday, IT Minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar had a personal story to share about the majestic warship.

After Mahatma, it is Modi who understands Indians: Rajnath at launch of book on PM

August 30, 2022 7:20 am

The Defence Minister was speaking at the launch of the book The Architect of the New BJP: How Narendra Modi Transformed the Party by Ajay Singh, a senior journalist and currently press secretary to the President.

Delhi Confidential: Is BJP a cadre party, or not? A different take

August 30, 2022 7:02 am

Rajnath Singh on the dias, president of the Board of Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts Ram Bahadur Rai said, “BJP was never a cadre party, it is not a cadre party and it will never be. It's a mass-based party and democratic."


Rajnath Singh suits up as IAF gets first made-in-India Light Combat Helicopters

October 03, 2022 1:34 pm

The Light Combat Helicopters are capable of destroying enemy air defence and can be deployed in counter-insurgency operations and combat search-and-rescue tasks.

PM Modi, Yogi Adityanath and Rajnath Singh pay tributes to former UP CM Kalyan Singh

August 22, 2021 6:00 pm

Kalyan Singh passed away after battling age-related ailments at a Lucknow hospital for nearly one-and-a-half months.

22nd Anniversary of Kargil war: India remembers brave soldiers on Vijay Diwas

July 26, 2021 1:56 pm

In 1999 on this day, the Indian armed forces defeated attempts by Pakistan to capture strategic heights in Kargil. It was named 'Operation Vijay' (victory).

US Defence Secy meets Rajnath, says India 'central pillar' in US approach in Indo-Pacific

March 20, 2021 6:17 pm

Austin arrived here on Friday on a three-day visit as part of his three-nation first overseas tour that signalled the Biden administration's strong commitment to its relations with its close allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region.

Manali to Spiti in 15 mins: PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Atal Tunnel at Rohtang

October 03, 2020 1:34 pm

On a daily basis, the tunnel has the capacity to handle approximately 3,000 cars and 1,500 trucks with a maximum speed of 80 km per hour.

Rajnath Singh in Leh: Reviews Army preparedness, boosts morale of soldiers

July 17, 2020 4:46 pm

Rajnath Singh, who arrived in Leh more than a month after 20 soldiers were killed in Galwan Valley on June 15, assured the troops that their sacrifice will not go in vain.

India's Tri-Service contingent marches in Moscow on Victory Day

June 24, 2020 7:40 pm

The Victory Day parade normally is held on May 9, the nation's most important secular holiday, but this year it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Defence Minister commissions second Kalvari class submarine INS Khanderi

September 30, 2019 6:37 am

A crucial feature of the new submarine is that unlike previous requirement of 60 crew, its maximum requirement is 36 crew. It saves oxygen availability and increases its capacity to stay underwater for long periods.

Rajnath Singh - first defence minister to fly in Tejas fighter jet

September 19, 2019 4:02 pm

"The minister will be briefed by IAF officers before taking a sortie on Thursday,” a Defence Ministry official had said.


Mass conversions are a matter of concern for all: Rajnath Singh

June 22, 2020 6:05 pm

At a function organised by a Christian body, on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that mass conversions are a matter of concern and needs to be checked.

Ramnath Goenka Awards: 5 key takeaways from Rajnath Singh's speech

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

The 13th edition of the Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards was held recently in New Delhi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh delivered the Keynote Address at the event. Here are 5 takeaways from his speech.

Rajnath Singh: How can Naxals be called Gandhians with Guns?

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

At the Ramnath Goenka Awards 2019, Home Minister Rajnath Singh questioned the how Naxalites were being called Gandhians with guns. He asked if our security forces had no human rights.

RNG Awards 2019: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Delivering The Keynote Address

June 22, 2020 6:06 pm

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh delivers the keynote address at The Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards after presenting awards to 29 winners in 18 categories across print, broadcast and purely-digital for outstanding work done in 2017.

After rescue comes recovery. How states are helping rebuild Kerala: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

Kerala initial estimate of the damage is about Rs 20,000 crore. The Centre has so far pledged Rs 600 crore. This is how states are pitching in. Take a look in today’s #NewsInNumbers

The amount of loss in Kerala because of floods: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:18 pm

As Kerala battles its worst floods in a century, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Saturday said that the state, with help from the centre and armed forces, is constantly trying to overcome the situation. See more:

40 lakh people left out of Assam NRC: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:20 pm

What does it mean for 40 lakh people to be left out of the Assam NRC? Let's put the number in perspective. Take a look in today's News in Numbers.

Centre announces ceasefire in J&K with militants during Ramzan, CM Mehbooba Mufti thanks Rajnath, Modi and other stakeholders

June 22, 2020 6:25 pm

Home Minister Rajnath Singh announced a ceasefire with militants in Jammu and Kashmir during the holy month of Ramzan.