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Pakistan Should Increase it's Defence Budget to Atleast 20 Billion dollars

Discussion in 'Pakistan Defence & Industry' started by Xtremeownage, Apr 23, 2010.

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  1. Xtremeownage

    Xtremeownage FULL MEMBER

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    Only 3% of the nation's GDP accounts for the military, and our current defence budget is around 8 billion dollars.

    If we increase that to 7%-11% of our GDP, we can easily maintain a military budget of over 20 billion dollars.

    This would dramatically allow us to procure 5th generation fighter jets, newer rifles (better than the outdated G3), establish adequate SAM's and Missile defence, and invest in research and technology that will allow us to produce military equipment and technologies indigenously.

    Countries like Oman uses 11.4% of it's GDP, Qatar 10% of it's GDP, Saudi Arabia 10% of it's GDP, Iraq 8.6% of it's GDP, Jordan 8.6% of it's GDP, and the colonialistic entity called Israel 7.3% of it's GDP on military expenditures.

    So why not Pakistan?

    3% is far too little.

    Source: List of countries by military expenditures - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    You should work on your economy so that you can spend more money without increasing % of GDP.

    USSR also spent 10% of GDP on Defence.
     
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    corrupt leaders & bureaucracy destroy this country
    they are just using this country for their own agenda
     
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    it's happening everywhere,sorry but it's truth:pop::pop:
     
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    20 Billion Dollars.That's more more than 3/4th of Whole Pakistani Budget.

    Guys we Pakistanis do not concentrate on economy.And unless we do something about economy we will have no money to get new weapons.
     
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    Bad math.

    Also, the economy is nothing to be worried about here, atleast fiscally speaking.

    The problem lies mainly in who runs and operates the economy... If we get rid of these feudals and corrupt politicians and business men who operate the agricultural farms and mills (in many cases corruptively) then most of our economic problems will be solved.

    Increasing military expenditures will not detriment the economy, instead they will likely increase the amount of jobs and at the same time give us adequate defence.

    Defence of the nation should be first priority... If war breaks out, the economy will be one of the last things on our mind if we are worried about a nuclear or ballistic missile threat from nafarious forces around us.

    Pakistan is in a tough spot at the moment. With increasing demand from the West, the Kerry-Lugar bill which aims to diminish military trade between Pakistan and the US, and Indian belligerence; our military should be ahead of the game.

    We lack adequate SAM's and Missile defence shields. We have no 5th generation fighters (and Indians are planning in the next decade to procure a stealth Pak-Fa Russian fighter, which may render many of our radars insufficient)...

    We MUST increase our defence budget! Honestly, the clock is ticking.

    In the next decade Indians are planning to get 126-200 MRCA 5th gen fighters, and over 200 Su-30 MKI 5th gen fighters. They also have Anti-Ballistic Missile technology!

    The time is now! 8 Billion is no where near enough for a large nation like Pakistan.

    We are ranked 23rd for goodness sake in amount of military expenditures... an increase to atleast 20 billion dollars would suffice for our needs, especially in the long run.
     
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    alright - it will be great increase your budget .

    i think a minimum of 25 billion is required paksitan will have 1000 mrca and A.C

    and all the top line european toys. they will be on good force to recon with. they can also have space war programme laucnhed.
     
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    What is Pakistans current GDP? Better yet, what has been the best fiscal year of Pakistan in its existence?
     
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    if Pakistan will spend 20 billion dollars on defence along that will bad for the economy.

    Every sector need investment to progress..............but every country has limited resources.

    So here comes the role of planning and proper allocation of funds.
    During war with other state.....no doubt Defense will be priority.....but it should not be always.

    currently Pakistan ( like India) is a developing country..........and should spend more on education, health (public welfare sectors) etc.
    now its time of energy crises..............increase budget for power generation...........when time of defense comes ( hopefully never) increase its budget
     
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    Pakistan should use xxtra $120($12*10years) billion extra in setting up oil refineries and oil ports and supporting infrastructure for more factories near Gwadar and Karach($ 40 billion)i,setting up a plan to add atleat 20,000 MW of power($30 billion)...use its nuclear technology and Chinese friendship in setting up Nuclear power plants in Punjab and Sindh region,create a Micro-finance fund like India has done to immediately deal with poverty and unemployment($20 billion) and invest a part of it(say $30 billion in R&D of indigenous weaponry and space proagramme).And after 10 years Pakistan will have a strong enough base to really take some risk of increasing defence budget to11%.
     
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    I very much agree with you. Though it looks pretty ambitious, if implemented, Pakistan will be a force to reckon with!

    It will be the first step in Pakistan's becoming a world power!
     
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    well you appear to be blind...after 1999 Kargil look what India has done and the idiotic government in Pakistan has done.Pakistanis have lots of potential but you are still after Indian War Propaganda.War with Pakistan is not something that runs all the time here in India..some times it makes headlines but not always.GROW UP!
     
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    i think that was not intened to misguide him!:azn::azn:
     
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    Absolutely not :D
     
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    Once you start spending $ 20 billion per year on defence, a nuclear or ballistic missile threat from nafarious forces around you will not be required to destroy your country. It will happen by itself..

    btw, you dont have that kind of money to spend on defence anyway. The IMF funding comes with a ton of conditions. You step out of line on spend, the taps dry up on the money..
     
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