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China’s defence budget to cross $200 billion with 6.8% hike

ozranger

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China's military spending will be $209 billion in 2021,Increase by 6.8%.
1.3% of GDP,5% of Government fiscal expenditure.
30 Per cent for personnel costs, 30% for maintenance and training costs and 40% ($83.6 BILLION)for acquisition of equipment.
70% of India's military spending goes to personnel costs.
 

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It’s just the US and China now in the super league of military strength.
No one comes close, nor can anyone catch either.
 

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US spends like 3-4% of GDP

1.3% is still extremely low for China

actually as % of GDP its one of the lowest of the top powers

can easily spend over 2% and that would be like $300 billion
For the Chinese military now, this is enough, because although the proportion is relatively low, China's GDP growth is too fast.
There is an old Chinese saying that斗法术不如斗道行,Doubling the ratio is not as good as doubling GDP.
 

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India is pretty much outclassed by China. India may be trying to compete, but it simply can't match dollar for dollar what China spends. This comparison is pretty pointless.
India is a cake walk for China. Indian defense Budget is too small, Indian Military if too weak and Indian technological base is non-existent.
US spends like 3-4% of GDP

1.3% is still extremely low for China

actually as % of GDP its one of the lowest of the top powers

can easily spend over 2% and that would be like $300 billion
China does things under the radar. I am sure the actual Chinese defense budget would be north of $400 Billion.
 

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Its better off for India to import their capital warships until they develop a commercial ship building industry or munitions industry. When India need to import most components, the per unit cost will be much more expensive. The problem is that it will continue perpetually unless they develop an industrial base, which will be more difficult as their budget is tie up in their imported “domestic “ made weapons. This become a cycles that prevent them from growing. This is the attitude of flying before crawling. Doing something for the purpose showing off instead of practicality. But this is the Indian mind set.
call it a kind of the 21st century "Great Leap Forward", the Modi style!
 

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India defence budget tiny compared to China. They spend large majority or wages and pensions.
Then Indians also can not make anything of their own so they buy overpriced stuff that cost a lot to maintain. Also have less knowledge of equipment because they buy everything. meanwhile China much larger defence budget and better quality goods costing far less since self manufacturing.
 
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US spends like 3-4% of GDP

1.3% is still extremely low for China

actually as % of GDP its one of the lowest of the top powers

can easily spend over 2% and that would be like $300 billion
China is more peaceful than Sweden, Germany and Norway. It is simply that China is a great victim of colonialism and imperialism, and thus needs more tools to defend itself.
 

925boy

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US spends like 3-4% of GDP

1.3% is still extremely low for China

actually as % of GDP its one of the lowest of the top powers

can easily spend over 2% and that would be like $300 billion
Good observation - I agree also. $83BN on military acquisitions???? WOOOOW....China dont play.
 

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too many wrong assumption
Indias pension and wages,cost is 18 billion from 65 billion which is, 18 percent of total budget and not 70 percent.

second Kolkata,class,destroyer cost 900 billion dollars,each not 1.5 billion each..
importing some key components,is added value as it adds quality

finally China is second richest nation on earth of course India can't compete..

but that's,ok India military budget is,still 6tj largest in the world and 7 times the 9 billion budget of pakistan .
 

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too many wrong assumption
Indias pension and wages,cost is 18 billion from 65 billion which is, 18 percent of total budget and not 70 percent.

second Kolkata,class,destroyer cost 900 billion dollars,each not 1.5 billion each..
importing some key components,is added value as it adds quality

finally China is second richest nation on earth of course India can't compete..

but that's,ok India military budget is,still 6tj largest in the world and 7 times the 9 billion budget of pakistan .
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