Nirmala Sitharaman who was the commerce and industry minister before now being promoted and become the defence minister. The 58-year old sitharaman become the second women to be defence minister after Indra Gandhi. She joined the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) in 2008 and was made a member of the National Executive and then nominated as party spokesperson in 2010.
"Somebody who has come from a small town, grown into the party with all the support of leadership, and if given such responsibility, it just make you feel sometimes that cosmic grace is there. Otherwise it is impossible," she said.
The other members are finance minister Arun Jaitley, home minister Rajnath Singh and external affairs Sushma Swaraj.
The new job surely test sitharaman's mettle. Indian border remain unstable due to Pakistan and China border terrorism behavior. She also figure out a way to pull back this problem.
Sitharaman's promotion to the cabinet as a defence minister was the surprise that Narendra Modi gives. She is married to Parakala Prabhakar, the communication adviser to Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, and the couple has a daughter.