Narendra Modi swearing-in ceremony: Nirmala Sitharaman takes oath as Union Minister
Updated : May 30, 2019 07:36 PM IST
Nirmala Sitharaman is best known for her role as the defence minister after she took charge of the ministry from the incumbent Manohar Parrikar on September 3, 2017.
The surgical strike inside Pakistan territory of Balakot, which came in response to the ghastly terror attack in Pulwama, took place under Sitharaman’s watch.
Prior to the defence minister’s portfolio, Sitharaman served as the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs.