India's Nirmala Sitharaman Joins The Pack Of Female Defence Ministers Across The World

Nirmala Sitharaman broke the glass ceiling and went on to become India’s second defence minister after Indira Gandhi.

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PM Modi’s cabinet reshuffle on Sunday marked a historic moment for the defence portfolio. Nirmala Sitharaman broke the glass ceiling and became the second woman to take up the position of India's defence minister, after Indira Gandhi.

 Source: youtube

For India, this stint could be quite novel but for the world, it’s a been-there-done-that situation. By taking over the office of the defence ministry, Nirmala has joined the elite group of women defence ministers across the world.

Take a look at the list of other defence ministers of the world:

Marise Payne – Australia

 Source: skynews

Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula -- South Africa

 Source: buzzsouthafrica

Florence Parly – France

 Source: ronia

María Dolores de Cospedal -- Spain

 Source: alchetron

Ursula von der Leyen -- Germany

 Source: wachauf

Roberta Pinotti -- Italy

 Source: betweenlibyaanditaly

Mimi Kodheli -- Albania


Marina Pendeš -- Bosnia and Herzegovina

 Source: mojabanjaluka

Andreja Katič -- Slovenia

 Source: twitter

Sheikh Hasina -- Bangladesh

 Source: zeenews

Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert -- Netherlands

 Source: securityconference

Martha Elena Ruiz Sevilla -- Nicaragua

 Source: infodefensa

Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide -- Norway

 Source: wikiwand

Raychelle Omamo -- Kenya

 Source: kenyans

Radmila Šekerinska -- Republic of Macedonia

 Source: flickr

Information source: hindustantimes

Title image: newindianexpress, thestar, wikipedia

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