Nirmala Sitharamantakes charge as new Defence Minister of India

Updated: 07 September, 2017 22:08 IST

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

First Published: 07 September, 2017 21:04 IST