Updated: 05/27/2014 12:06 | By Agence France-Presse

India's Modi appoints top cabinet posts

India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed top corporate lawyer Arun Jaitley as his joint finance and defence minister and Sushma Swaraj as the country's foreign minister on Tuesday.


The cabinet portfolios were announced in an official government statement, the morning after Modi and his new team of ministers were sworn into office at a lavish ceremony in New Delhi.

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