Nirmala Sitaraman to face challenges as Defense Minister

     Written by : SMTV24x7 | Mon, Sep 04, 2017, 12:29 PM

Nirmala Sitaraman to face challenges as Defense Minister

New Delhi, Sept 4: Prime Minister Narendra Modi had allocated Indias second most important Portfolio of Defense Ministry to Nirmala Sitaraman. She is the second women of the country to handle such ministry after Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Many experts have said that the new role of handling the ministry would be tough. They have highlighted the following challenges that the minister may face while handling the ministry.

# Defense Preparedness:

Currently, there is a critical hollowness in the defense preparedness of the armed faces. Recently CAG reports have pointed out that Indian Army lacks adequate weapons and other supplies for fighting a war.

# Ensure Transparency:

Many experts say that Defense ministry has a lot of scope for corruption and the new minister must ensure that no scams take place and no Kickbacks are offered while negotiating military deals.

# Modernization of Weapons:

Currently, many of the weapons and other items used by defense personnel are outdated and the minister must ensure that Modernization takes places wherever necessary and balance must be maintained.

# Promote make in India and ease of Doing Business:

Currently the MInister must use her experience as a commerce minister to promote make in India in defense so that many weapons and other items must be manufactured in India and she must make sure that some of the obsolete practices must be ended so that defense procurement is completed in a minimum time.

# Maintain the morale of the forces:

The Minister must ensure that all 3 armed forces work together progressively and the morale of the forces must be maintained and she should ensure that more women enter the armed forces and take up various positions.

# Final the utmost challenge is dealing with neighbors:

The minister must ensure that she maintains calm but gives a befitting reply to other countries by giving military forces a free hand to conduct many more surgical strikes if needed.