Arun Singh is a former union minister of state for defence in the Government of India. He was minister in the government headed by Rajiv Gandhi . Born in the princely family of Kapurthala, Arun Singh had been at Doon School and later in Cambridge with Rajiv Gandhi. After doing his MA in 1971, Arun Singh joined Metal Box and later Reckitt and Coleman. Arun and Rajiv Gandhi were great friends and so were their wives, Nina and Sonia. When Rajiv moved into 7 Race Course Road as Prime Minister, he made the Singhs live in the adjoining bungalow, with just a wicket gate separating them. At the height of Bofors scandal Singh left the government without explanation; he later said that Gandhi had prevented him from pursuing his investigations into the affair, but that he (Singh) had not received any money from the company .  At the time of Kargil war NDA defence minister
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