India’s new Defence Minister

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Nirmala Sitharaman has assumed charge as India’s Defence Minister, becoming only the second woman after Indira Gandhi to hold the post. Sitharaman, an MA Economics and PhD degree holder, has worked at Pricewater house Coopers and BBC World Service in London. She was inducted as a Minister of State in May 2014, and recently took oath as a Union Cabinet Minister.