Who was elected as the President of Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA)?
1. Nirmala Sitharaman
2. Raghuram Rajan
3. Manmohan Singh
4. Sushma Swaraj
5. Narendra Modi
Answer – 1. Nirmala Sitharaman
Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was elected as President of the Institute for Defence Studies and Analysis (IDSA).
IDSA follows a convention to have the incumbent Union Defence Minister as its President. Ms. Sitharaman succeeds previous Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar who had re signed from the post of IDSA President after shifting to Goa as Chief Minister. Ms. Sitharama will now be the chair of IDSA’s Executive Council which governs the Institute.