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Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman, 58, is the current Union Defence Minister under Prime Minister Narendra Modi government. Earlier, she held the position of Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Commerce & Industry, during the first three years of the NDA regime. She served as a member of the National Commission for Women between 2003-2005. She was first inivited to become a member fo the BJP's National Executive in 2008, after which she became actively involved with party's economic and political resolutions. She was appointed as the National spokesperson of the party in 2010. In 2012, Sitharaman worked directly under Modi, given the responsibility of organising BJPs media campaign for the elections.
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Nirmala Sitharaman lauds officials for quick work on UP defence corridor plan

Nirmala Sitharaman lauds officials for quick work on UP defence corridor plan

Nirmala Sitharaman said the atmosphere in Uttar Pradesh in the past 20-25 years did not give any encouragement to industry.

Defence Ministry approves acquisitions worth over Rs 15,000 crore

Maldives Opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed gets the Delhi cold shoulder

The clarification came after Nasheed, who lives in exile in Colombo, tweeted a photograph of him seated across Sitharaman with a caption: “Pleasure to meet and brief Indian Minister of Defence Nirmala Sitharaman on the situation in the Maldives.”

HP chief minister meets Nirmala Sitharaman, seeks ‘Himachal Regiment’

The chief minister said the armed forces were the most preferred career choice for Himachal Pradesh’s youth, but the recruitment quota for the state had been reduced after the implementation of the RMP.

Defence Ministry approves acquisitions worth over Rs 15,000 crore

Congress looking for scam to throw mud on gvt, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister said Rafale had been considered along with Eurofighter Typhoon under the UPA regime and there was enough data in public domain where within three years between, the UPA’s quoted prices about Rafale had undergone 300 per cent increase.

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Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi denies charges, says wife, son have no links to Nirav Modi

Nirmala Sitharaman claimed that from 2002 one of the shareholders of Adwait Holdings is Anita Singhvi, “whose shrimati (wife) you know it”. She said, “(It) also has Avishkar Manas Singhvi, possibly son, we do not know, but wife of one of the senior Congress leaders is here as property shareholder

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Meghalaya assembly elections: Among BJP promises, job for every youth, reopening mines

The BJP, which said it would form the next government in the state despite fielding only 47 candidates in a House of 60 seats, also promised that it will get back on track coal mines that have remained shut following an order of National Green Tribunal in 2014.

Nirmala Sitharaman lauds officials for quick work on UP defence corridor plan

Sitharaman claims groundswell of support in Meghalaya will help BJP win polls

The Union minister expressed regret that there were many areas in Meghalaya without electricity connections while those that were connected did not enjoy 24/7 power.

Defence Ministry approves acquisitions worth over Rs 15,000 crore

India wasted opportunity for normalisation of ties with us: Pakistan Defence Minister

The statement was made after Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman warned Pakistan after Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad militants attacked a military camp in Sunjuwan in Kashmir that left six soldiers and a civilian dead. 

Defence Ministry approves acquisitions worth over Rs 15,000 crore

Defence Ministry fast-tracks purchase of Light Machine Guns and sniper rifles for soldiers

The Defence Acquisition Council cleared a proposal to procure 7.4 lakh assault rifles for the three services. It also approved procurement of 5,719 Sniper Rifles for the Indian Army and Indian Air Force at an estimated cost of Rs 982 crore

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Srinagar encounter highlights: Operation ends as security forces gun down two militants near CRPF camp

Srinagar encounter highlights: The gunbattle between security forces and militants began early Monday morning following an aborted attempt by the militants to infiltrate into the CRPF camp.

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Nirmala Sitharaman on Jammu attack: ‘Pakistan will pay… demography suggests local help to terrorists’

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said “we will be providing evidence to prove that the handlers are back in Pakistan and they are the mastermind, influencing all this”.

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Pakistan will have to pay for this misadventure: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Jammu attack

“Giving the evidences to Pakistan will be a continuous process. It will have to be proved over and over again that they are responsible. Pakistan will have to pay for this misadventure,” said the minister.

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Congress alleges ‘huge scam’ in Rafale deal, accuses Modi govt of compromising ‘National Security’

Congress President Rahul Gandhi, who had also raked up the issue during the Gujarat elections, alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi personally went to Paris to change the Rafale deal and favour a ‘businessman’

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Jammu & Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti speaks to Nirmala Sitharaman after 2 civilians killed in Army firing

“The chief minister said every civilian killing, notwithstanding how erroneously made, impairs the political process in the state, which has been put on track after hard work by all political parties,” an official spokesman said.

Def Ministry asks FinMin to remove edu fee cap for martyrs' children

Tamil Nadu to host first ever Defence Expo in April, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the ministry officials had earlier visited several states to hold the event and the Tamil Nadu government immediately came forward and alloted land for the same on the East Coast Road near Mahabalipuram.