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Indian defence forces out of funds, won't sustain 10-day war, says Parliament Standing Committee

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  1. The-Hack

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    Parliament Standing Committee has said in its report that the Indian Army, Air Force and Navy does not have enough funds to buy new weapons systems required to fight a 10 day intense war, pay for liabilities already committed to or meet its recurring expenditures.

    Deposing before the committee of the Parliament, the Vice Chief of Army Staff Sarath Chand has said, "Funds allocated is insufficient and the army is finding it difficult to even stock arms, ammunition, spares for 10 day intensive war. All the three services are expected to be prepared for at least 10 days of intense battle."


    General Chand has told the committee that allocation of Rs 21,338 crore for modernization is insufficient. Paying for liabilities carried over the previous year 2017 will hardly leave any funds for new schemes (acquisition of new weapon systems) in 2018-19.

    ARMY:
    Recently, to cut the red-tape and speed-up the process of acquisition the government has allowed the Vice-Chief of Army Staff make emergency purchases of Rs 14,000 crore.

    Shockingly, the committee found that no separate allocation was made in this regard. The money has to be allocated from within the Army's Budget, thereby leaving no choice but to re-prioritize expending the budgetary resources by way of going slow on some planned acquisitions, reducing the spending etc.
    The committee has said that government needs to move beyond inquiries and policy announcements and make tangible progress.

    "The Committee cannot help expressing unhappiness with the state of affairs in the Ministry with regard to existing scenario of 'perimeter security' of defense establishments and installations, including offshore establishments. The Sunjuwan attack underscores the need for speedy measures," the committee said.

    NAVY:

    The Parliamentary committee has said the Indian Navy has been given only Rs 20,003.71 crore for modernization and new weapon platforms whereas the Navy wanted at least of Rs 33,458.38 crore for the capital segment, the allocation made has been Rs 20,003.71 crore. And, shockingly, it is Rs 5000 crore short when it comes to paying for committed liabilities-liabilities that have incurred in previous years to be paid in the current financial year.

    This amounts to a huge shortfall of almost 40 per cent of the budget projected as required and "will indeed have a cascading impact on the operational preparedness and technological up-gradation of the Navy"

    AIR FORCE:

    Like the other two services that IAF too is severely cash strapped. The committee has found that IAF is short by at at least Rs 6,400 crore when it comes budgeted revenue expenditure.

    While the IAF had asked for Rs 1,14,526 crore only Rs 65,891 crore have been allocated. In a scathing remark the committee says the budget does not reflect the intent of achieving even the strategic objectives.

    https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/indian-defence-forces-out-of-funds-won-t-sustain-10-day-war-says-parliament-standing-committee-1188583-2018-03-13
     
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    why 10 days war when Bollywood can defeat paksitan in 3 hours+ 5 songs :frown:
     
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    How Erdogan changing the behaviors and life styles of Turks???
     
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    :omghaha::omghaha::omghaha:
     
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    Based on this Indian estimate of ammunition usage rate during an intensive war, Pakistan does not have ammo stocks for 5 days of intense war.
     
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    Dont take it as weakness. And pakistan should always be ready. Now move on to another thread.

    we have alot of bamboo ready for them.
     
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    etne sary carores..
    btw why india is not using arab or kharab name instead of hundred carore, thousand carore and lakh carore?
     
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    They try to prove that their currency is so strong as they use crore instead of arab kharab

    "Pakistan does not have ammo stocks for 5 days of intense war". Reference please
     
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    It makes you feel filthy rich.
     
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    Just a political stunt to make a way for significant increase in defence budget ..

    .if with this much of budget they can't sustain 10 days ..I wonder how can pakistan sustain it with way lesser budget

    This statement should not be taken seriously
     
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    ha ha
     
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    India don't need 10 days of war. They are great in verbal wars :D
     
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    answer is simple, indigenous weapons.
    exporters sell you weapons with at least 30 times profit.
    less import means you can your 1 dollar can make you things which 30 dollars can't.

    and if someone don't agree than try some small home project and you will know the difference of both price and quality. furthermore even for 1 dollar component fault in repairing foreigners will charge you millions,because they can as they know about their designs only.
     
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    Can Pakistan last...?
     
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    No wonder the US military industrial complex rules DC...