Rajnath Singh takes charge as defence minister

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New Delhi: Rajnath Singh arrives to take charge as Minister of Defence in newly-elected PM Modi's cabinet, at South Block in New Delhi, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (PTI Photo)

New Delhi: Rajnath Singh arrives to take charge as Minister of Defence in newly-elected PM Modi’s cabinet, at South Block in New Delhi, Saturday, June 1, 2019. (PTI Photo)

Rajnath Singh on Saturday took charge as the defence minister and immediately held a meeting with the top military brass.

Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra and top officials of the ministry accorded a warm welcome to Singh.

After taking charge, the former home minister held a meeting with Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat, IAF chief Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa and newly appointed Navy chief Karambir Singh.

The defence secretary and several other senior officials of the ministry were also present at the meeting.

(PTI)