Defence Minister Current Affairs - 2020

ICGS Varaha: commissioned at Chennai Port Trust

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh commissioned Indian Coast Guard offshore patrol vessel ‘Varaha’ at Chennai Port Trust. The ship would be based at New Mangalore and will operate from New Mangalore port covering up to Kanyakumari. It will be under administrative and operational control of Commander Coast Guard region (west). It will also have on board Read More…

Defence Minister approves reform of Army headquarters

Union Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh has approved certain decisions regarding re-organisation of Army Headquarters. This approval for restructuring of Army headquarters was part of four studies conducted by Army for a leaner and more efficient force. Key Decisions Taken Defence Minister approved setting up separate bodies to probe allegations of wrongdoings against officials with Read More…

Defence Minister approves Child Care Leave for Male Service Personnel

Defence minister Rajnath Singh has approved extension of benefits of Child Care Leave (CCL) to single male service personnel as well as certain relaxations of CCL provisions in case of women officers of defence forces. Currently Child Care Leave (CCL) is granted only to women officers in defence forces. This decision is in line with Read More…

Project Sampark: Defence Minister inaugurates Ujh and Basantar Bridges in J&K

Union Minister of Defence Rajnath Singh inaugurated 1 km long Ujh bridge in Kathua district and 617.40 m long Basantar bridge in Samba district of Jammu & Kashmir. Both of these bridges have been constructed by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) under 69 RCC/13 BRTF of Project Sampark. Key Highlights Ujh bridge (1 Km long): is Read More…

Vice admiral Bimal Verma Withdraws Plea Challenging Appointment as Navy Chief

Vice Admiral Bimal Verma has withdrawn his petition from the Armed Forces Tribunal which challenged the appointment of Vice Admiral Karambir Singh as the next navy chief replacing Admiral Sunil Lanba. He was superseded in the appointment. Why did he withdraw the Petition? According to the rules, Vice Admiral Bimal Verma had the option of filing a Read More…