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Now a woman heads the Defence Ministry

04-09-2017 04:00 PM | Anita Neve | My Indian Dream

Now a woman heads the Defence Ministry | My Indian Dream

Nirmala Sitharaman takes the charge of Defence Ministry after Cabinet reshuffle...

Nirmala Sitharaman was named Raksha Mantri. India's first women to become Defence Minister after former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. She was earlier the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry. Also for the first time, there are two women in the Cabinet Committee on Security, the other one being External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Arun Jaitley will be representing India as its Defence Minister during a visit to Japan which was pre-scheduled. "I leave tonight for Japan, and normally the new Defence Minister should have been going. But logistically that doesn't seem possible today being a Sunday to make the changes," said Jaitley to India Today. He also said, "It is a very important security dialogue between the two countries ahead of the Japanese Prime Minister's visit and therefore changes are not advisable. I will continue for next two days to complete the dialogue, and Ms. Sitharaman will take the charge of the ministry as soon as the dialogue ends." 

Prime Minister Modi has sent a positive message globally of women empowerment by appointing Ms.Nirmala Sitharaman as our Raksha Mantri.

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