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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.

RAJNATH SINGH NEWS

Delhi Confidential | 'A world unto its own': Union minister Sanjeev Balyan flays social media

May 19, 2022 7:02 am

He specially came down on Twitter, saying he always wondered who made it. “If you start reading all the comments, you will become a heart patient within 10 days, have a brain haemorrhage in 15 and pass away by the end of the month," he said.

Explained: Where two new ships will figure in the Navy's overall expansion plan

May 19, 2022 1:12 pm

Surat is a Visakhapatnam Class guided-missile destroyer, which has the capability to attack other ships; Udaygiri is a Nilgiri Class frigate, which are usually faster and more manoeuvrable.

Rajnath Singh: ‘Strong Navy key to global power’

May 18, 2022 3:05 am

Rajnath Singh said the two warships will add might to the Navy’s arsenal and represent to the world India’s strategic strength as well as the power of self-reliance.

Rajnath Singh to launch two indigenously built frontline warships on May 17

May 13, 2022 9:45 pm

A statement from the Indian Navy said the nation would witness a landmark event in the history of indigenous warship building when Surat, a Project 15B destroyer, and Udaygiri, a Project 17A frigate, would be launched.

Revised 'scales of accommodation' for armed forces personnel

May 13, 2022 2:08 am

The ministry said in a statement that “this will ensure contemporary specifications in future projects and better standards of living for the personnel of the Armed Forces.”

‘Enhance capability through optimum use of technology’: Rajnath Singh tells BRO

May 07, 2022 7:41 pm

Describing the development of border areas as a major part of the government’s comprehensive defence strategy, as it would enhance the country’s security apparatus, he said that people's participation is a significant part of the defence strategy.

Ukraine conflict has lessons for future wars, IAF must gear up: Rajnath Singh

May 06, 2022 1:44 am

The defence minister also brought up the issue of defence supplies being under stress due to the Russian invasion of Ukraine and pushed for self reliance in defence.

Delhi Confidential: Air Force’s top lecture back after three-year hiatus

May 04, 2022 7:20 am

The lecture was last held in 2019; Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will deliver the next one on Thursday.

Russia-Ukraine war shows necessity of self-reliance: Rajnath Singh

April 29, 2022 1:55 am

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was addressing the top brass of the Indian Navy on the concluding day of the Naval Commanders’ Conference which began on April 25.

Manipur CM, ministers call on PM Modi, Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah

April 19, 2022 9:52 am

The development comes two days after the BJP government in the state led by Singh expanded his ministry to full strength, 12 ministerial posts, with the induction of six more ministers.

RAJNATH SINGH PHOTOS

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.

Rajnath Singh visits Siachen after taking charge as Defence Minister

June 05, 2019 7:46 am

Rajnath Singh was briefed about the security situation in the region along the borders with Pakistan, and the operations being conducted by the Army, along with the support of air effort by the Indian Air Force.

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Amit Shah holds road show before filing nomination for Gandhinagar seat

March 30, 2019 12:14 pm

With just 11 days left for the Lok Sabha elections to kick off, leaders from major political parties are busy taking trips across the country in an effort to reach out to as many voters as possible. Gujarat will go to polls on April 23 in a single phase.

RAJNATH SINGH VIDEOS

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: https://bit.ly/2M2t86i

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.

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