Rajnath Singh says in Pokhran our nuclear policy is No First Use What happens in future depends on circumstances:
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh reached Jaisalmer on Friday to take stock of the military preparations. He was welcomed by General Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Army Staff here. The defense minister reviewed the military preparations of the army and the Border Security Force on the western border of India.
Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said in Pokhran on Friday that so far our policy regarding nuclear war has not been used before. Now what happens in the future depends on the situation at that time.
— ANI (@ANI) August 16, 2019
Amid growing tension with Pakistan, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday indicated that India may also change its policy on non-use of nuclear weapons first. The defense minister said in Pokhran on Friday, “So far our policy regarding nuclear armament has not been put to use first.” Now what happens in the future depends on the situation at that time.
Rajnath Singh made this statement in Pokhran. This is the same place where India conducted 5 nuclear tests in 1998 under the leadership of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The special thing is that today is the first death anniversary of former Prime Minister Vajpayee.
The Defense Minister said these things after paying tribute to Vajpayee in Pokhran today. After paying tribute to Vajpayee, Rajnath Singh said, “It is a coincidence that today is the first death anniversary of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and I am in Jaisalmer.” I felt that I should pay tribute to him from the land of Pokhran.
No First Use (NFU) means not using a nuclear weapon until the opponent first strikes it. India adopted the policy of not using nuclear weapons any further, after Pokharan-2 in 1998. Prior to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also said that India will not use nuclear weapons against any enemy.
5th International Army Scout Masters Competition
Be aware that the Indian Army team has won the 5th International Army Scout Masters competition held at Jaisalmer Military Station. The Indian Army participated in the competition for the first time.
Army spokesman Colonel Sombit Ghosh said that teams from eight countries including Armenia, Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, India, Russia, Sudan and Uzbekistan participated in the competition held from August 6 to August 14. He told that the Indian Army participated in the competition for the first time. The Indian Army team was selected and trained under the aegis of Southern Command.
Rajnath Singh the chief guest at the closing ceremony
He told that the Indian Army participated in the competition for the first time. The Indian Army team was selected and trained under the aegis of Southern Command. He informed that world class infrastructure was prepared at Jaisalmer military station to conduct this prestigious program.
Ghosh informed that the closing ceremony of the competition will be held on 16 August in Jaisalmer. Defense Minister Rajnath Singh will be the chief guest at the closing ceremony. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, General Officer Commanding Southern Command, officials of participating nations and members of the International Organizing Committee will attend the closing ceremony.
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