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Defence Minister of India, List from 1947 to 2021

Defence Minister of India

Defence is the backbone of country. A robust defense ministry ensures the well being of a nation.

The government of India is responsible for the strong Defence game India exhibits ,and our Honorable President is the supreme commander of all the Armed Foerces, meanwhile the responsibility for national defence rests with the cabinet ministry of defence is the main body which discharge the functions related to defence sector,and the Defence minister is the head of Ministry of defence.

The first defence minister of independent India was Baldev Singh Chokkar, who served in Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s cabinet during 1947–52. Rajnath Singh is the current defence minister of India.

Defence Minister of India at  Present

At present the responsiblity of defence  rests in the mature shoulders of our Defence minister ,Rajnath Singh. Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh is one of the senior-most political leaders of the country. starting his political career as and ABVP activist he sucessfully climbed the ladder to become the national president of BJP

He was born on 10 July 1951 in the Bhabhuara village of Uttar Pradesh.  into a family of farmers. Rajnath Singh grew up to secure a master’s degree in physics from Gorakhpur University and served as a lecturer of Physics at K.B. Post-Graduate College Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh.As Defence Minister, he is inclined to increase the partcipation of Nari-Shakti in the armed forces and has started several initiatives regarding this . being a firm believer of Indian potential and spirit, he is determined to see India regain it’s title of VISWAGURU

List of Defence Ministers of India

S. NO Name Starting Date Ending Date
1 Baldev Singh Chokkar 15 August 1947 13 May 1952
2 N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar 13 May 1952 10 February 1953
3 Jawaharlal Nehru 27 February 1953 10 January 1955
4 Kailash Nath Katju 10 January 1955 30 January 1957
5 Jawaharlal Nehru 30 January 1957 17 April 1957
6 V. K. Krishna Menon 17 April 1957 1 November 1962
7 Jawaharlal Nehru 1 November 1962 21 November 1962
8 Yashwantrao Chavan 21 November 1962 13 November 1966
9 Swaran Singh 13 November 1966 27 June 1970
10 Jagjivan Ram 27 June 1970 10 October 1974
12 Swaran Singh 10 October 1974 1 December 1975
13 Indira Gandhi 1 December 1975 21 December 1975
14 Bansi Lal 21 December 1975 24 March 1977
15 Jagjivan Ram 28 March 1977 27 July 1979
16 Chidambaram Subramaniam 30 July 1979 14 January 1980
17 Indira Gandhi 14 January 1980 15 January 1982
18 R. Venkataraman 15 August 1982 1 August 1984
19 Shankarrao Chavan 3 August 1984 31 December 1984
20 P. V. Narasimha Rao 1 January 1985 24 September 1985
21 Rajiv Gandhi 25 September 1985 24 January 1987
22 V. P. Singh 25 January 1987 12 April 1987
23 K. C. Pant 18 April 1987 3 December 1989
24 V. P. Singh 6 December 1989 10 November 1990
25 Chandra Shekhar 21 November 1990 20 June 1991
26 P. V. Narasimha Rao 21 June 1991 26 June 1991
27 Sharad Pawar 26 June 1991 5 March 1993
28 P. V. Nasimha Rao 6 March 1993 16 May 1996
29 Pramod Mahajan 16 May 1996 1 June 1996
30 Mulayam Singh Yadav 1 June 1996 19 March 1998
31 George Fernandes 19 March 1998 16 March 2001
32 Jaswant Singh 16 March 2001 21 October 2001
33 George Fernandes 21 October 2001 22 May 2004
34 Pranab Mukherjee 22 May 2004 24 October 2006
35 A. K. Antony 26 October 2006 26 May 2014
36 Arun Jaitley 26 May 2014 9 November 2014
37 Manohar Parrikar 9 November 2014 13 March 2017
38 Arun Jaitley 13 March 2017 3 September 2017
39 Nirmala Sitharaman 3 September 2017 31 May 2019
40 Rajnath Singh 31 May 2019 Incumbent

Role of Defence Minister of India ( Bharat Ke Raksha Mantri)

The Ministry of Defence is mainly responsible for  co-ordinating and managing all agencies and functions of the government relating directly to national security and the Indian armed forces and has the largest budget of the federal departments of India.

The Defence Ministry is responsible for “obtaining policy directions of the Government on all defence and security-related matters” and communicating these directions to “Services Headquarters, Inter-Services Organisations, Production Establishments and Research and Development Organisations”.

National security is the most sensitive and important area of  administration and our defence ministry works tirelessly to achieve peace and harmony in Nation.

Defence Minister of India: FAQs

Q1. Who is current Defence Minister of India?

Ans. Mr. Rajnath singh is the current Defence Minister Of India

Q2. Who was the first Defence Minister of India?

Ans. Mr. Baldev Singh was the first Defence Minister Of  India .

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