Who was the First Defence Minister of India

(A) Kailash Nath Katju
(B) V. K. Krishna Menon
(C) Baldev Singh
(D) Nirmala Sitharaman

Correct Answer : Baldev Singh
Explanation : Baldev Singh was the first defence minister of independent India. He served in Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's cabinet at the time of 1947–52. The Minister of Defence is the head of the Ministry of Defence of the Government of India. The defence minister mostly assisted by a Minister of State for Defence. Minister of State for Defence is the lower-ranked Deputy Minister of Defence. The defence minister additionally serves as Chairman of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, and as Chancellor of the Defence Institute of Advanced Technology and of the National Defence University. The present defence minister of India is Nirmala Sitharaman. She is the second woman since Indira Gandhi to hold this major post.
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