The Prime Minister has made significant changes to his cabinet crew what came across as the biggest surprise was Nirmala Sitharaman’s elevation. She succeeds Arun Jaitley as the Defence Minister making her India’s first full-time woman Defence Minister and a big promotion for Piyush Goyal. He gets the Railway and Coal Ministry. While Suresh Prabhu is transferred to head the Commerce Ministry, Nitin Gadkari will be the new Transport Minister and also takes additional charge of Water Resources. Dharmendra Pradhan now along with the Petroleum Ministry, has been given charge of the Skill Development Ministry and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has received an upgrade and has been made the Minority Affairs Minister.