• Short Summary

    INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MRS. INDIRA GANDHI, ANNOUNCED A MAJOR CABINET RESHUFFLE ON SUNDAY. AMONG THOSE?

  • Description

    INDIA'S PRIME MINISTER, MRS. INDIRA GANDHI, ANNOUNCED A MAJOR CABINET RESHUFFLE ON SUNDAY. AMONG THOSE AFFECTED ARE FORMER DEFENCE MINISTER YASWANTRAO CHAVAN WHO BECOMES HOME MINISTER, FORMER EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER SWARAN SINGH WHO TAKES OVER THE DEFENCE POST AND MOHAMMAD ALI CURRIM CHAGLA THE FORMER EDUCATION MINISTER WHO NOW TAKES OVER EXTERNAL AFFAIRS.

    THE HOME MINISTRY PORTFOLIO IS A KEY ONE IN THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT AND BECAME VACANT WHEN MR. GULZARILAL NANDA RESIGNED FROM THE POST LAST WEEK DURING THE RIOTS OVER THE SLAUGHTER OF SACRED COWS. MR. CHAVAN, WHO NOW HAS THE POST, HAD BEEN DEFENCE MINISTER SINCE 1962 AND WON WIDESPREAD RESPECT FOR HIS CONDUCT OF OPERATIONS AGAINST PAKISTAN DURING THE CONFLICT LAST YEAR. HE HAS A REPUTATION AS A STRONG MAN AND A GOOD ADMINISTRATOR, QUALITIES WHICH WILL BE NEEDED AS HE FACES INDIA'S MAJOR RELIGIOUS, AND ECONOMIC PROBLEMS.

    SWARAN SINGH, HAS BEEN IN THE GOVERNMENT SINCE 1957 AND EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTER SINCE 1964. HIS APPOINTMENT TO THE DEFENCE POST FOLLOWS DISCUSSIONS BETWEEN MRS. GANDHI AND HER MINISTERS DURING WHICH IT WAS REPORTED THAT THE PRIME MINISTER WAS CONSIDERING TAKING EITHER THE DEFENCE OR EXTERNAL AFFAIRS PORTFOLIOS HERSELF.

    THE APPOINTMENT OF MR. CHAGLA TO THE EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MINISTRY FOLLOWS A LONG CAREER AS INDIA'S AMBASSADOR, HIGH COMMISSIONER AND UNITED NATIONS REPRESENTATIVE. IT IS ALSO THE FIRST TIME A MOSLEM HAS BEEN GIVEN THE POST. MR. CHAGLA HAS BEEN EDUCATION MINISTER SINCE 1963.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6LOHR7AAL86W0IQB270VS06LX
    Media URN:
    VLVA6LOHR7AAL86W0IQB270VS06LX
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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