Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will attend a key security dialouge with Japan today. Mr Jaitley said he will hold a bilateral dialogue with his Japanese counterpart, ahead of a visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to India later this month. He added, that it is a very important security dialogue between the two countries.
Talking to reporters in New Delhi after the cabinet reshuffle Mr Jaitley said, normally the new defence minister should have been going but Nirmala Sitharaman, who was appointed the new defence minister in a major rejig was yet to take charge. He said logistically that doesn’t seem possible, being a Sunday to make the changes at the last moment. He added that Mrs Sitharaman will take charge of the ministry as soon as the dialogue ends.