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.
While addressing a public conference in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas on April 13, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh took a jibe at state CM Mamata Banerjee for protesting against EC's decision for banning her from election campaigning over violation of Model Code of Conduct. He said, "You talk nonsense about our Prime Minister. Why do you blame him for everything? I have also been a Chief Minister, I know how a CM should behave...Election Commission has banned her for 24 hours citing Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violation. She's now against the EC. Didi, can you spare anyone?"
The third Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj was commissioned into the Indian Navy in Mumbai. The ceremony happened in the presence of Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh. ‘The impetus on atmanirbharta or indigenisation is a fundamental tenet of Indian Navy's growth story and future trajectory. This submarine will further enhance the combat capabilities of the Indian Navy,’ Admiral Karambir Singh said. This is the third Scorpene-class submarine which the Navy has received. INS Kalavari was the first such submarine which was commissioned into the Indian Navy in October 2017. INS Khanderi was the second in line and was commissioned in September 2019.
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Scorpene-class submarine INS Karanj commissioned into Indian Navy in Mumbai on March 10. It was commissioned in presence of Chief of Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Karambir Singh and Admiral (Retired) Vijay Singh Shekhawat. The submarine has been constructed at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited under the 'Make in India' programme. The Indian Navy has already inducted two submarines of the class named INS Kalvari and INS Khanderi from the same shipyard. While addressing at the event, Admiral Karambir Singh said, "Indian Navy has been a strong proponent of indigenization and self-reliance in defence over past 7 decades." "At present, out of 42 ships and submarines on order, 40 are being constructed in Indian shipyards," he added.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh attended Combined Commanders' Conference in Kevadia on March 05. He also visited the Statue of Unity today along with COAS General MM Naravane, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh, CDS General Bipin Rawat and IAF Chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria.