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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Defence Minister dedicates new bridge at Hussainiwala to nation

The Defence Minister said that the permanent bridge at Hussainiwala Barrage will help not only the Indian Armed Forces but the local population at large for their daily commuting.

After 2+2 delay, India declines US offer to host Nirmala Sitharaman

Every infiltration bid along LoC in J&K will be foiled: Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman was responding to a query on infiltration bids after the recent elections in Pakistan in which Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf emerged as the single largest party with the cricketer-turned-politician set to take over as prime minister.

Nirmala Sitharaman gives OPS the cold shoulder

Nirmala Sitharaman gives Panneerselvam the cold shoulder

Ahead of his visit to Sitharaman’s office, Panneerselvam told reporters in Delhi that he had come to personally thank Sitharaman for sending a defence-owned air ambulance during a medical emergency of his brother.

Rafale deal: Congress gives privilege notices against PM Modi, Nirmala Sitharaman for ‘misleading’ Lok Sabha

In the letter sent to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, the Congress claimed that not disclosing the price details of the Rafale Deal was never in the confidentiality agreement signed in 2008 between the India and France.

Parliament Monsoon Session 2018 LIVE: Congress may move privilege motion against Modi and defense minister today

Rafale deal: Congress says may move privilege motion against PM Modi, Defence Minister

The Congress pointed out that MoS, Defence, Subhash Bhamre had twice told Parliament — in November 2016 and in March this year — in written replies that the “cost of each Rafale aircraft is approximately Rs 670 crore.”

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Share your secret info about plans to ‘incite riots’ with Home Minister: P Chidambaram to Sitharaman

The Defence Minister had accused the Congress party of being solely responsible for any disharmony playing out between now and the 2019 elections.

For any disharmony until 2019, blame Congress: Nirmala Sitharaman

For any disharmony until 2019, blame opposition Congress: Nirmala Sitharaman

Quoting a report from the Inquilab, Sitharaman alleged Gandhi told Muslim intellectuals that “Congress is a Muslim party”. She also took a swipe at him while responding to a query on an earlier remark by the Congress that Gandhi was a janeu-dhari.

Congress playing religion card, may lead to communal disharmony, says Sitharaman

Addressing a press conference in Delhi, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman further said the Congress would be held liable if any incident of disharmony took place ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

India’s first ‘2+2’ dialogue with US to take place in September: Nirmala Sitharaman

In the last week of June, the United States postponed its first ‘2+2’ dialogue with India, which is a meeting between the ministers for External Affairs and Defence and the US secretaries of state and defence, citing “unavoidable reasons”.

Don’t compare Rafale deal with Bofors, no scam here, says Defence Minister

UK defence minister Gavin Williamson accused of snubbing Nirmala Sitharaman: report

Nirmala Sitharaman had been expected as the senior-most Indian attendee but the visit was put off as a meeting with British Defence Minister Gavin Williamson did not work out.

India declines US offer to host Nirmala Sitharaman

After 2+2 delay, India declines US offer to host Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman was slated to follow up the ‘2+2’ meeting on July 6 with a visit to the Pentagon and bilateral talks with US Defence Secretary James Mattis.

Nirmala Sitharaman visits Aurangzeb’s family, says slain jawan ‘an inspiration for us’

Aurangzeb was abducted and killed by militants last week in Pulwama district of South Kashmir.

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US team of experts in Delhi to discuss key military agreement

The US had granted India the status of a ‘Major Defence Partner’ in 2016 but no tangible benefits on military technology front have come to New Delhi so far.

After 2+2 delay, India declines US offer to host Nirmala Sitharaman

How the row over closing cantonment roads began, what it suggests

The major objection to the opening of roads is related to the security of military installations and families of Army personnel staying inside the cantonments.

Sampark for Samarthan: BJP steps up its outreach programme, takes feedback

Union minister Nitin Gadkari met actor Nana Patekar, MD & CEO of Yes Bank Rana Kapoor, and actor Salman Khan and his father Salim Khan in Mumbai. During a visit to Pullela Gopichand’s academy, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman met trainees there and explained the government’s initiatives.