NEW DELHI — India’s new right-wing government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has appointed seasoned politician and leading corporate lawyer Arun Jaitley as its joint finance and defense minister. Taking charge at the defense ministry on May 27, a few hours after assuming office at the finance ministry, Jaitley assures that “speeding up the [purchase of] equipment required for their support are going to be priority areas as far as our government is ...


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