Defence Ministers of India

NameTerm of officePolitical party(Alliance)Prime Minister
Baldev Singh2-Sep-461952Indian National CongressJawaharlal Nehru
Kailash Nath Katju19551957Indian National CongressJawaharlal Nehru
V. K. Krishna Menon19571962Indian National CongressJawaharlal Nehru
Yashwantrao Chavan19621966Indian National CongressJawaharlal Nehru/ Lal Bahadur Shastri/ Indira Gandhi
Sardar Swaran Singh19661970Indian National CongressIndira Gandhi
     
Jagjivan Ram19701974Indian National CongressIndira Gandhi
Sardar Swaran Singh19741975Indian National CongressIndira Gandhi
Indira Gandhi19751975Indian National CongressIndira Gandhi
Bansi Lal21-Dec-7524-Mar-77Indian National CongressIndira Gandhi
Jagjivan Ram24-Mar-7728-Jul-79Janata PartyMorarji Desai
Chidambaram Subramaniam28-Jul-7914-Jan-80Janata Party (Secular)Charan Singh
Indira Gandhi14-Jan-801982Indian National CongressIndira Gandhi
R. Venkataraman19821984Indian National CongressIndira Gandhi
Shankarrao Chavan19841984Indian National CongressIndira Gandhi/ Rajiv Gandhi
P. V. Narasimha Rao19841985Indian National CongressRajiv Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi19851987Indian National CongressRajiv Gandhi
V. P. Singh19871987Indian National CongressRajiv Gandhi
K. C. Pant19871989Indian National CongressRajiv Gandhi
V. P. Singh2-Dec-8910-Nov-90Janata Dal (National Front)V. P. Singh
Chandra Shekhar10-Nov-9026-Jun-91Samajwadi Janata Party (National Front)Chandra Shekhar
Sharad Pawar26-Jun-916-Mar-93Indian National CongressP. V. Narasimha Rao
P. V. Narasimha Rao6-Mar-9316-May-96 P. V. Narasimha Rao
Pramod Mahajan16-May-961-Jun-96Bharatiya Janata PartyAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Mulayam Singh Yadav1-Jun-9619-Mar-98Samajwadi Party (United Front)H. D. Deve Gowda/ I. K. Gujral
George Fernandes19-Mar-982001Samata Party (NDA)Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Jaswant Singh20012001Bharatiya Janata Party (NDA)Atal Bihari Vajpayee
George Fernandes200122-May-04Samata Party Janata Dal (United) (NDA)Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Pranab Mukherjee22-May-0424-Oct-06Indian National Congress (UPA)Manmohan Singh
A.K. Antony24-Oct-0626 May 2014Indian National Congress (UPA)Manmohan Singh
Manohar Parikar27 May 2014IncumbentBharatiya Janata Party (NDA)Narendra Modi

 
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