India’s defence minister plans ‘shake up’ of the MoD

15 December 2017

Indian Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has outlined her plans to “shake up” the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) to accelerate procurements and stimulate efforts to boost self-sufficiency.

Sitharaman, who took office in September, told a conference in New Delhi on 14 December held by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) that she has put in place a number of reforms across the MoD to improve efficiencies.

“There is a sense of making sure that every aspect of this large ministry is given a shake up and made to say, ‘what is it you could do to speed up; what is it you can do to remove the flab, and how fast can you move’,” she told the conference in comments published by FICCI.

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