Rajnath Singh takes over as defense minister

NEW DELHI: Rajanth Singh took over on Saturday as Minister of Defense and immediately held a meeting with the main military.

State Minister for Defense, Secretary of Defense Sanjay Mitra and key ministry officials warmly welcomed Singh.

After taking over, the former Interior Minister held a meeting with the head of the Army, the head of the IAF B S Dhanoa and the new head of the Navy, Karambir Singh.

The Secretary of Defense and several other senior ministry officials were also present at the meeting.