Called out earlier in day that Def Min needs change.
I am not a big fan of Mr Rajnath Singh but Def Min now needs political heft to push through long pending issues especially through babudom! In the power struggle days of 2013 when Amit Shah Ji was nowhere it was Rajnath Singh who endorsed Modi and set aside all objections. Not that Modi needed big endorsement but being BJP president, Rajnath needed to make process as smooth as possible. So there is that unshakeable bond between Modi and Rajnath that everyone shall understand.
After Kadi Ninda episode he did stop Kadi Ninda and major successes in J&K have been achieved since and of course, controlling red terror across the country. It shall be recognized in due course and not to mention the work to corral NGOs.
Rajnath is hard nosed RSS man. If he get's hang of key programs, key motivations of different parties, Def Min shall be in for good times. Over last five years Def Min has lost some of its importance and political push, sheen due to frequent changes hopefully this appointment shall restore that.
As to VK Singh, good appointment as that ministry needs push and with Nitin Gadkari not keeping well VKS shall do an Eisenhower in India. And yes, it was Gen BC Khanduri who started the highway development in first place. So its established now, Generals are good for guns and building roads
I think in today's India Finance Ministry is over-rated, of course you manage finances but eventually its about keeping books and collecting taxes. Programs are being run by other ministries, not Finance Ministry, and India needs rapid execution and super rapid execution. Nirmala Sitharaman as FM means Finance Ministry course has more or less been set and its about staying the course.
Likely Sh Swamy shall drool at prospect of running the finance ministry by proxy and all key discussions can be kept secret by having them in chaste Tamil