Sitharaman new defence minister: Here are her achievements as MoS commerce

Sitharaman elevated to Cabinet rank; Commerce and Industry Ministry portfolio goes to Suresh Prabhu

Cabinet reshuffle

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman takes oath. Photo: @ANI

Subhayan Chakraborty New Delhi
Nirmala Sitharaman was on Sunday appointed as the country's Union defence minister, a charge that was until now held by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Now the country's second female defence minister, former commerce and industry minister Sitharaman was upgraded to full Cabinet status in Sunday's reshuffle. She had been a minister of state with independent charge until now. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry will now be headed by former railway minister Suresh Prabhu. Business Standard takes a look at the developments that have happened over the past three years in key areas under her ministry.

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First Published: Sep 03 2017 | 1:40 PM IST

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