Saturday, 1 October, 2022
TopicDefence budget

Topic: Defence budget

China’s defence budget climbs 6.8%, biggest hike in 2 yrs, amid border tensions with India

The defence spending is expected to increase to $208 bn in the coming year, China said Friday at the start of the annual National People’s Congress meeting in Beijing.

‘Make in India’ gets big push with 64% of defence modernisation budget kept for Indian players

The 64% allocation under capital acquisition budget amounts to about Rs 70,000 crore and is to be used for purchases from domestic sector. Experts say it will help boost the sector at large.

House defence panel must ask 4 key questions — from lower expenditure to pension bill

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence can bring much needed clarity on India's national security that Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget didn’t answer.

Why Modi govt’s defence budget isn’t rising & the gap between realities, expectations

In episode 675 of 'Cut The Clutter', ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta explains why defence budget for 2021-22 has risen only marginally, 'guns versus butter’ debate & more.

Why Modi govt will be spending less on defence pensions next year

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Monday announced Rs 1.15 lakh crore for defence pensions, about 13 per cent less than the Rs 1.33 lakh crore that was allocated last financial year.

Defence capital budget sees 19% jump, Finance Commission calls for non-lapsable fund

The 15th Finance Commission has recommended a Rs 2.38 lakh crore non-lapsable fund for modernisation in 2021-26. But the overall defence budget in FY22 is up only 1.5%.

India’s fight against China challenge must start with Budget 2021

Reeling under acute financial crunch, the Indian armed forces expect increased allocation to meet their modernisation plans. The Modi government must deliver.

India’s defence needs money. If Budget can’t provide it, we need to change how we fight

India’s Service chiefs or retired senior officers need to tell hard facts to the government. Can we actually fight a two-front war?

‘Stark need for modernisation’ — why armed forces want a big jump in defence budget

Forces cite ongoing LAC standoff with China to point out the desperate need for defence modernisation. But experts say not much room for significant jump.

US Congress overturns Donald Trump’s veto on defence budget

Trump vetoed the defence policy bill arguing that it affected national security and also disagreed with provisions to rename military installations named after Confederate generals.

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
A man counts Indian currency notes inside a shop in Mumbai, India | Reuters/Francis Mascarenhas

RBI tells state refiners to reduce dollar buying in spot market, contain sharp fall in rupee

RBI has ensured that $9 billion has been made available at overseas branches of some Indian banks for the country's three state-run refiners to tap, according to sources.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.