Monday, 16 May, 2022
TopicDefence expenditure

Topic: defence expenditure

Defence innovation will cost money, private control. Else be happy with drone light shows

Govt procedures that masquerade as safety nets for minimising financial loss can only stifle innovation. Modi govt's well-intentioned iDEX scheme seems headed that way.

India can learn from Azerbaijan how to spend smart on military when budget is thin

Modi govt's capital budget allocation for 2021-22 is lower than the amount armed forces had sought in 2014-15. But spending more is not the answer, spending right is.

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.

Not fair to cut defence pay, pensions and inject funds in airlines, banks

The armed forces community refused to grasp the consequences of a slowing economy. OROP was made into an emotive issue.

Veterans must know that rising defence pension bill needs to be tamed for military’s own good

Modi govt needs to come out with a new National Pension Scheme for India's armed forces to give them extra in comparison to the civilian workforce.

Modi govt eyes export of defence products in Indian Ocean region and Africa

A consolidated list of items for possible exports, both from the government and private sector, is being worked upon.

Modi govt made defence exports jump 700%. Now it must radically reform ordnance factories

PM Modi targets $5 billion in defence exports in next 5 years. If 'Make in India’ reaches its full potential, $10-15 billion is achievable in a decade.

India is more secure than we fear, and our political leaders are smarter than we concede

Politicians must be made to understand that defence expenditure is like an insurance premium on national security, so defence budget needs to be boosted.

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Pakistan Prime Minister-elect Shehbaz Sharif on 7 April | Photographer: Aamir Qureshi/AFP/Getty Images via Bloomberg

The four-point plan to revive Pakistan’s economy—from land reform to real estate

Pakistan must reduce non-productive expenditures like defence. The country's political economy has been overdetermined by the imperative of 'national security'.

Bad timing could hamper LIC IPO

Most early public enterprise IPOs have been trading 75% below their original price, small investors concerned.

Defence

Representational image of army personnel in Ladakh | ANI

India ‘doesn’t foresee’ border fighting with China, but ‘won’t back down’ if tensions reignite

Aim is to ensure not just disengagement of troops, but overall de-escalation. Govt in favour of solving tensions through talks as it wants peace with all neighbours including China.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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