New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh today visited National War Memorial here and paid tribute to the Matryed who sacrificed their lives in service to the nation.
Shall visit the National War Memorial tomorrow morning and pay tributes to our brave soldiers who sacrificed their lives in service to the nation. Later I shall be formally taking charge as the RM of this country.
Look forward to further strengthen National Security & Defence.
— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) May 31, 2019
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh were also present.
Rajnath Singh will formally take charge as the Defence Minister today. Singh takes over the Defence Ministry from Nirmala Sitharaman who has been allotted the Finance ministry in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s new cabinet.
During the first term of the Modi government, Singh was in charge of the Home Ministry.