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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates Land Management System software of MoD, in New Delhi. Also seen are Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief General MM Naravane and Defence Secretary Dr. Ajay Kumar.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurates a month-long nationwide Constitution Day Youth Club activities program organised by the NCC through video conferencing from New Delhi. Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju, Defence Secretary, Dr. Ajay Kumar DG NCC Lt. Gen Rajeev Chopra also seen.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during the inauguration of Anti-Satellite Missile Model in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (C) along with Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurates Bus Passenger Compartment Fire Detection & Suppression System (BPC-FDSS), at DRDO Bhawan in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with CDS Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff Manoj Mukund Naravane and others at the Army Commanders’ Conference, in New Delhi.

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Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat and Chief of Army Staff, General MM Naranave pose for a group photograph with other officers at National War Memorial on Infantry Day, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh welcomes US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper (R) at South Block in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh receives US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper on his arrival at the Ministry of Defence, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper during a bilateral meeting at South Block in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh pays homage to the fallen heroes of 33 Corps in Sikkim.

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Defence Minister Rajath Singh performs 'Shastra Puja' on the occasion of Dussehra festival, at the Sukna Army Camp in Darjeeling.

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Rajnath Singh released a new version of Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) Procurement Manual 2020 (PM-2020), in New Delhi. Also seen is Secretary Department of Defence Research & Development and Chairman DRDO Dr G Satheesh Reddy.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during dedication of 44 major permanent bridges to the Nation. The Foundation Stone for Nechiphu Tunnel was also laid on this occasion in Arunachal Pradesh. MoS at PMO Jitendra Singh and CDS Bipin Rawat are also seen.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh along with Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur inspects Atal Tunnel on Manali-Leh road. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the tunnel on Oct 3.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a detailed presentation on ‘Operation Sagar Aaraksha’ by the India Coast Guards, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks at Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament, amid the coronavirus pandemic, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches the Aero India 2021 website (https://aeroindia.gov.in) in New Delhi. Also seen is Secretary (Defence Production) Raj Kumar (R).

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh presents a memento to Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly during the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh poses for a group photograph along with Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly and other dignitaries during the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly during 'Sarva Dharma Puja' at the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Minister of Armed Forces of the French Republic Florence Parly inspects Tri-Service Guard of Honour at Palam Technical Area, in New Delhi. She is in India for formal induction ceremony of Rafale aircraft in 17 Squadron of Indian Air Force today.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Minister of Armed Forces of France Florence Parly during 'Sarva Dharma Puja' at the Rafale induction ceremony, at IAF airbase in Ambala.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (C), Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat (4L), Chief of Army Staff General M M Naravane (L), Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh (3L), Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria (2L) and others during 'Atmanirbhar' Bharat Defence Industry outreach webinar, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during the launch of DGNCC Mobile Training App for the benefit of National Cadet Corps cadets to help train themselves during COVID-19 times, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during the launch of DGNCC Mobile Training App for the benefit of National Cadet Corps cadets to help train themselves during COVID-19 times, in New Delhi. Also seen are Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and Director General NCC Lt General Rajeev Chopra.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and Secretary (Defence Production) Raj Kumar during the launch of the portal 'SRIJAN' on the final day of Atmanirbharta Week celebration in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh virtually inaugurates facilities of OFB, BDL, HAL, BEL, BEML, MIDHANI, GRSE &GSL as part of the celebration of 'Atam Nirbhar Bharat' week (7-14 Aug'2020), in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (R) meets Indonesian Defence Minister General Prabowo Subianto, in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with his Indonesian counterpart Prabowo Subianto during a delegation lavel meeting in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh greets his Indonesian counterpart Prabowo Subianto as the latter arrives for a ceremonial reception at South Block, in New Delhi.

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Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh gets his hands sanitised as he arrives to attend a meeting with Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto at South Block in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh welcomes his Indonesian counterpart Gen Prabowo Subianto at South Block in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Indian Air Force (IAF) chief Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria and Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar in a group photograph at the Air Force Commanders' Conference in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses the inaugural session of the Air Force Commanders' Conference in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visits a forward post near LoC in Kupwara District of Jammu-Kashmir and interacted with soldiers.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visits the Holy Cave at Amarnath in Anantnag district.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visits a forward post near LoC in Kupwara District of Jammu-Kashmir and interacted with soldiers.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses Indian Army soldiers, at Lukung post in Ladakh.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh poses with officers at a forward base in Ladakh. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat and Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane are accompanying him on the visit.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh poses for a group photo with troops who took part in para dropping and other military exercises at Stakna, in Leh, Ladakh. Chief of Defence Services Gen Bipin Rawat and Army Chief General M M Naravane (2nd R) are also seen.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh with Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio during a meeting in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane during the virtual inauguration of 6 BRO bridges, at Ministry of Defence in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches No Objection Certificate (NOC) portal for Research Survey Exploration and Exploitation (RSEE) activities in territorial waters of the country, in New Delhi. Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Army Chief Gen M M Naravane, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria and Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar are also seen.

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Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar during a meeting with Russia's Deputy Defence Minister Col. AV Formin.

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Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar during a meeting with Russia's Deputy Defence Minister Col. AV Formin.

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In this handout photo provided by Defense PRO, Airborne Rescue Pod for Isolated Transportation (ARPIT) is seen near a Chinook heavy lift helicopter. This pod will be utilised for evacuation of critical patients with infectious diseases including COVID-19 from high altitude area, isolated and remote places.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses MSME's E-conclave themed on ‘Business Continuity for MSMEs in Defence & Aerospace Sector’ in New Delhi. Also seen are Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat (2nd L) and Secretary (Defence Production) Raj Kumar (2nd R).

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh commissions the Indian Coast Guard Ship ICGS Sachet and two other interceptor boats C-450 and C-451 in Goa via video conferencing, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh presides over a meeting on expansion of National Cadet Corps (NCC), in New Delhi. Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and Director General NCC Lt General Rajeev Chopra are also seen.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh reviews operational preparedness and measures undertaken to fight COVID-19 via video conference with various Commanders in Chief, in New Delhi. Also seen are Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal R K S Bhadauria, Chief of the Army Staff General M M Naravane, Defence Secretary Dr Ajay Kumar and Secretary (Defence Finance) Smt Gargi Kaul.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds a meeting to review recommendations of Shekatkar Committee report on enhancing combat capabilities, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh (3R), Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat (3L), Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria (2R), Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh (R), Chairman of DRDO, G Satheesh Reddy (2L) and Air Marshal KK Nohwar (retd), director general, Centre for Air Power Studies, attend a seminar ‘Air power in no war, no peace scenario' in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh speaks during the foundation stone laying ceremony of the 'Thal Sena Bhawan' in Delhi Cantt, New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveils a plaque during the foundation stone laying ceremony of the 'Thal Sena Bhawan' in Delhi Cantt, New Delhi. Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane (to Singh's left) is also seen.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performs rituals to lay the foundation stone of the 'Thal Sena Bhawan' in Delhi Cantt, New Delhi.

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Russian helicopters stand on display at the DefExpo in Lucknow.

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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath inspects preparations for the Defence Expo 2020, to be held from Feb 5 to Feb 9, in Lucknow.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh at the flag area during his visit to NCC Republic Day Camp, in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during a visit to Ordnance Factory at Ambajhari, Nagpur.

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Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal R.K.S. Bhadauria and Chief of the Army Staff, General Manoj Mukund Naravane at a programme organised to mark Armed Forces Veterans’ Day, in New Delhi.

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Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik pays tribute on 'Tri Services Veterans Day' at Shaheed Sthal Colaba, in Mumbai.

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Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Ary Chief Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane and IAF chief Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria during the launch of an 'Application for Grant of Permission for Aerial Photography/Remote Sensing Survey', in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh launches the Application for Grant of Permission for Aerial Photography/Remote Sensing Survey, in New Delhi. Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Bipin Rawat, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and Ary Chief Gen. Manoj Mukund Naravane are also seen.

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India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat inspects the Guard of Honour at South Block lawns in New Delhi

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India's first Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat poses for photographs after inspecting the Guard of Honour at South Block lawns in New Delhi.

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India's first Chief of Defence Staff(CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat inspects the Guard of Honour at South Block lawns in New Delhi

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India's first Chief of Defence Staff(CDS) Gen Bipin Rawat addresses media personnel after inspecting the Guard of Honour at South Block lawns in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh waves as he sits inside the cockpit of a light combat aircraft Tejas before a sortie at HAL airport in Bengaluru.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during the launch of internal dashboard for Department of Defence, in New Delhi. Also seen is Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar. 

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases a booklet at Raksha Mantri’s Awards for Excellence 2019 function in New Delhi. Also seen are Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat and Director General Defence Estates Deepa Bajwa.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Army chief General Bipin Rawat and Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar during the Integrated Financial Advisor (IFA) workshop in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Army chief General Bipin Rawat during the Integrated Financial Advisor (IFA) workshop in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh onboard Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) at the Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia, United States.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses an Indian community reception organised by Consulate General of India, in New York.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Director-General, National Security Guard (NSG) Anup Kumar Singh during a meeting, in New Delhi.

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Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a visit to Israeli army base in the Golan Heights located on the Israeli-Syrian border. Netanyahu looked to project business as usual as he returned to work following his indictment on corruption charges.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacts with the IAF commanders during the inaugural session of Air Force Commanders’ Conference, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacts with the IAF commanders during the inaugural session of Air Force Commanders’ Conference, in New Delhi. Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria is also seen.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacts with family members of retired personnel after inaugurating the '172nd Defence Pension Adalat', in Lucknow.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh shakes hands with Defence Minister of Singapore NG Eng Hen at the 4th Singapore - India Defence Ministers’ Dialogue, in Singapore.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh interacts with children during Maitree Diwas Celebrations in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses the Maitree Diwas celebrations in Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh shakes hands with Minister of Industry and Trade of Russia Denis Manturov during a meeting in Moscow, Russia.

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Defense Minister Rajnath Singh with Council of Heads of Government (CHG) of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) at Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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Turkish and Russian patrol is seen near the town of Darbasiyah, Syria. Turkey and Russia launched joint patrols in northeastern Syria, under a deal that halted a Turkish offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters who were forced to withdraw from the border area following Ankara's incursion.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh administers unity pledge to officials of Ministry of Defence on the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anniversary at South Block, in New Delhi.

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Chief of Staff, Japan Ground Self Defence Force, General Goro Yuasa meets Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee and Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh meets Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Naval Staff Admiral Karambir Singh and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria at his office, in New Delhi.

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Army Chief General Bipin Rawat during the collective training conducted by troops of Eastern Command at Sela, approximately 90 kms from the Line of Actual Control (LAC), in Tawang district.

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Army Chief General Bipin Rawat speaks during the collective training conducted by troops of Eastern Command at Sela, approximately 90 kms from the Line of Actual Control (LAC), in Tawang district.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma during a meeting at his office, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Nagaland CM Neiphiu Rio during a meeting at his office, in New Delhi.

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In this photo released on the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, Syrian President Bashar Assad, center, uses a military telescope during his visit to the strategic town of Habeet, in the northwestern province of Idlib, Syria.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, MoS Defence Shripad Yesso Naik (R) and Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh (L) before the Naval Commanders conference, in New Delhi.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh and other officials during the Naval Commanders conference, in New Delhi.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh unveils a plaque on inaugurating the newly-constructed ‘Colonel Chewang Rinchen Bridge’ at Shyok River, in Ladakh.

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A convoy of Turkish backed Free Syria Army is about to cross into Turkey near the town of Azaz, Syria.

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Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval during the 41st Directors Conference of DRDO in New Delhi.

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Local residents look on as a convoy of Turkish forces' trucks transporting tanks is driven on a road towards the border with Syria in Sanliurfa province. Turkey's military said it captured a key Syrian border town under heavy bombardment as its offensive against Kurdish fighters pressed into its fourth day with little sign of relenting despite mounting international criticism.

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