Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended the inaugural session of Indian Air Force commanders' conference at Air Headquarters in Delhi on April 15. It is the first bi-annual Indian Air Force (IAF) Commanders' Conference for the year 2021. IAF Chief RKS Bhadauria was also present in the conference. Conference aims to address strategies and policies related to IAF capabilities.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh met his South Korean counterpart Suh Wook on Friday. Wook is on a three-day visit to India to discuss India-South Korea defence cooperation. Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat was also present during the bilateral talk. Ahead of discussions, Wook was accorded the Guard of Honour at Sushma Swaraj Bhawan. An Indo-Korean Friendship Park was also jointly inaugurated by Wook and Singh in Delhi Cantt. Earlier, Wook also visited the National War Memorial and paid homage to India's fallen heroes. The Defence Ministry said the South Korean Minister will also travel to Agra during his visit. South Korea has been a major supplier of weapons and military equipment to India. In 2019, the nations finalised a roadmap for cooperation in production of land, naval systems.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on implementation of Union Budget provisions in Defence Sector said that Ministry of Defence has set a target to achieve a turnover of Rs 1,75,000 in aerospace amd defence goods and services by the year 2024. "Ministry of Defence aims to achieve a turnover of Rs 1,75,000 Cr (US dollar 25 Bn) including export of Rs 35,000 Crores (US dollar 5 Bn) in aerospace and defence goods and services by the year 2024," said Defence Minister.
Amid surge in COVID-19 cases in India, death toll is also mounting and in such situation people have to wait a long to cremate their relatives so long. Ambulances queued up outside the crematorium as COVID patient relatives are forced to wait a long to cremate the bodies in Yelahanka on April 18. A COVID victim's relative said, "I'm here for my sister's son who died of COVID. We waited for 4 hours for our turn. There are many like us here." Another relative of deceased said, "I have come here for my brother who died of COVID. We have to wait for hours for our number. Crematoriums space should be increased."
Former Chief Minister of Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy admitted to Apollo Hospital, Bannerghatta Road, Bengaluru on April 17. He had tested positive for COVID-19 earlier today. He appealed to people in his close contact to get themselves tested for the virus.
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday, hours after chairing an emergency meeting on the coronavirus situation in the state. He tested positive for the second time in eight months. Yediyurappa will be shifted to Manipal hospital from Ramaiah Memorial hospital in Bengaluru where he was admitted earlier today following a fever.
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