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March 2, 2016
Budget provisions for Armed Forces. We are so behind China, and even Pakistan is catching up. The government of India has always lacked the vision to have a crack armed force which can make enemies think twice. Was hoping for massive outlays for raising the budget for armed forces. Combined with Make in India, this would also enhance the Indian economy and jobs. We are still marking time, and will regret it one day. We cannot become a super power as we want to without a superior armed force at out command.
Unfortunately the provision of defense funds are hardly making any progress. I had hoped the modernization and expansion would have been given a jump start, but it’s already 3 years, with nothing much to show. We desperately need to move defense spending to increase by at least 20% yearly, and not tag along with the 7% economic growth.
We have a lot of catch up to accomplish. We have to modernize all the wings of our armed forces, the Army, Air force and Navy. We have arch enemies in our neighborhood. We need a much powerful defense force.