Defence Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh

  • All pending projects should be expedited on top priority:  Rajnath Singh
  • A committee of Secretaries set up to fast-track the projects

New Delhi. 17 March 2023. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh chaired a high-level meeting in New Delhi on March 14, 2023 to review the progress in construction of various infrastructure projects on the northern border areas. The Raksha Mantri called for expediting all pending projects on top priority, stating that ‘whole of nation’ approach should be adopted in matters of national security. To fast-track the pending projects, it has been decided to set up a committee of Secretaries which will meet at frequent intervals.

Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Railways, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy RK Singh, Minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Bhupender Yadav, Raksha Rajya Mantri  Ajay Bhatt, National Security Advisor Shri Ajit Doval, Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Shri Pema Khandu, Chief Minister of Uttarakhand  Pushkar Singh Dhami and Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd), Chief of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan, Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhari, Chief of the Army Staff General Manoj Pande, Defence Secretary  Giridhar Aramane and other senior officials of the concerned Ministries attended the meeting.