Nirmala Sitharamantakes charge as new Defence Minister of India

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Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday assumed office as new Defence Minister of India. Sitharaman earlier held Commerce and Industries portfolio in the Narendra Modi-led government and was promoted to the post of Defence Minister during the third reshuffle of Modi cabinet. Sitharaman is the first full-time woman Defence Minister of the country. Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi also held the defence portfolio as additional charge

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