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Nirmala Sitharaman is the new Defense Minister of India

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  1. X_Killer

    X_Killer Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    India is going to have its new Defense Minister as a Nirmala Sitaraman.
    She will be the first Female Defense minister of India


    What you guys think about the selection?
     
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    From what i have seen she is very strong willed person, lets hope she can whip the babus in line..
     
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    ok i guess.... as long she doesn't do a parrikar ie... unnecessary blabbering and self praise ... .. she will be ok
     
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    I was never a fan of changing the DM every now and then...I would have preferred Parrikar stay as DM at least until 2019, but then again I also think Nirmala would be better/more work-oriented than Arun Jaitley.
     
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    whats more astonishing is that the MSM was totally clueless !!!

    new India
     
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    A knowledgable,aggressive and assertive woman!
    Good choice as DM.
     
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    Nirmala Sitharaman Is India's New Defence Minister
    Nirmala Sitharaman is India's first woman Defence Minister after Indira Gandhi.
    All India | NDTV News Desk | Updated: September 03, 2017 13:48 IST

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    Nirmala Sitharaman, who was promoted to the cabinet today, is the country's new Defence Minister. She takes charge of the crucial ministry from Arun Jaitley, who has been saying for some time that he would like to focus his attention entirely on the Finance Ministry.

    Ms Sitharaman, 58, is India's first woman Defence Minister after Indira Gandhi. She is a Rajya Sabha member.

    After nine new ministers were inducted today and four ministers including Ms Sitharaman were elevated to the cabinet, there was confusion over whether Mr Jaitley would remain Defence Minister for now.

    "I will wait for the portfolio to be announced," Ms Sitharaman told NDTV today after she took oath as a cabinet minister, when asked about what her priority would be in her new role as a member of the cabinet.

    There has been concern, given aggravated tension with Pakistan and China, about the lack of a full-time defence minister.


    In other major changes today, Piyush Goyal has been assigned Railways, he takes over from Suresh Prabhu who offered his resignation weeks ago after two major train accidents in Uttar Pradesh. Mr Prabhu was given the Commerce Ministry which was held by Ms Sitharaman.
     
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    Probably one of few BJP neeta with quality brain
     
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    She is a very dedicated to work , whatever allocated to her.

    I remember, When Sitharaman was give the commerce ministry, as an independent charge, it was a role she grew into after an initial period when her direct manner was markedly different from what officials were used to. But of late, she has been seen to have come into her own, gaining control over her turf and dealing with trade negotiations with increasing certainty.

    Now , I hope such whopping rise in Defense Sector....
     
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    Anyone who has seen her debates knows she is not to be messed with.
     
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    A good choice owing to 3 important matters
    1. She was the one who had put a paper on 100% defence FDI relaxation need after meeting almost all OEMs who wanted a MII venture for hi end technology building in India but were wary of stringent policies of home country not allowing it without full control.
    2. She was met by Marilyn Hewson Chairman, CEO and president of LM last July 2016 and held a detailed discussion about LM plan under MII . it was called India Innovation Growth Programme where Ms Hewson met all stake holders from politicians to government officials to industrialists.
    3. DM NS had nudged LM towards Tata Group for F16 programme and had suggested how this will help towards MII and Skill India both and help increase the footprint for localised supply. In case of a critical tech, a one off view can be taken on merit basis. It was suggested that over time LM plant in India will make certain critical parts for F-35 for cost efficiency but they cannot do it so under a JV owing to Senate restriction, F35 program partners issues and since the entity is not directly under US gov control. The defence sectors reform will be undertaken where the MII and Skill India is as per GOI needs and relaxation in the form of reforms will be done as well.
     
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