Tag: Defence Budget

Managing India’s rising defence budget

Col (Dr) PK Vasudeva India’s threat perception from China and Pakistan predicts it vulnerable if not prepared to deal with both the belligerent countries with superior weaponry and better strategic maneuvers besides support...

China increases its defence budget by 6.8 percent

Announced on 5 March, China's 2021 defence budget will increase by 6.8% in 2021 - marking an end to its recent slowdown. However, analysis from Jon Grevatt and Andrew MacDonald highlights that...

Exclusive: India’s weapons purchase budget increased by 19 percent

On 1 Feb 2021, Indian Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Union Budget for 2021-22. During her speech, she missed the mention of the exact amount to be spent on defence budget....

Indian Army expects a six percent increase in capital expenditure

With India facing Covid related economic difficulties, the Army, deployed in East Ladakh, is expecting a modest 6 per cent plus increase in its capital expenditure allocation in the coming Union budget.  Highly...

Chinese threat will spark hike in the Indian defence budget

India is staring at a completely changed reality along the entire Line of Actual Control (LoAC), one which will have deep ramifications on India’s defence budget. Given the nature and extent of...

Managing India’s defence budget

Budget 2021-22 could see an increased allocation for defence, given the need to factor in the threat from China. The agreements which India thought were enough to stabilize the border with China while...

Indian Navy modernization plans hit a budget shortage

The Indian Navy’s planned acquisition of a third Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC-2) is at risk of running aground. On December 3, during the annual navy press conference held in New Delhi, Chief...

Indian Air Force facing reducing fighters and limited budget growth

Indian Air Force (IAF) transport helicopters, gunships, transport aircraft and fighters, including the newly inducted Rafales, were speedily deployed in Ladakh to support the Indian Army in May this year, when New...
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