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    68 per cent of Indian army's equipment is in vintage category


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    The army has said it was reeling under severe fund crunch and struggling to even make emergency procurements when it was dealing with an assertive China along the northern border after the Doklam face-off and increasing hostilities from Pakistan on the western frontier.

    The army told a parliamentary panel that the insufficient allocation to it in the defence budget was going to hit the army’s modernisation at a time when Chinese military was competing to reach the level of the US and Pakistan bolstering capability of its forces.

    Vice Chief of Army Lt Gen Sarath Chand said 68 per cent of the army’s equipment is in the ‘vintage category’, adding fund crunch will also impact the serviceability of the existing equipment and may even affect payment of instalments for past purchases.

    The army’s frustrations over inadequate allocations of funds in the defence budget for next fiscal figured in a report of the Standing Committee on Defence which was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.


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    In a country where the economy is booming, the rich are getting to be in the billionaires, why the armed forces neglected.
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    Quote Originally Posted by prasad1 View Post
    The army has said it was reeling under severe fund crunch and struggling to even make emergency procurements when it was dealing with an assertive China along the northern border after the Doklam face-off and increasing hostilities from Pakistan on the western frontier.

    The army told a parliamentary panel that the insufficient allocation to it in the defence budget was going to hit the army’s modernisation at a time when Chinese military was competing to reach the level of the US and Pakistan bolstering capability of its forces.

    Vice Chief of Army Lt Gen Sarath Chand said 68 per cent of the army’s equipment is in the ‘vintage category’, adding fund crunch will also impact the serviceability of the existing equipment and may even affect payment of instalments for past purchases.

    The army’s frustrations over inadequate allocations of funds in the defence budget for next fiscal figured in a report of the Standing Committee on Defence which was tabled in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.


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    In a country where the economy is booming, the rich are getting to be in the billionaires, why the armed forces neglected.
    hi

    as army veteran....i think ppl should give priority to the defence forces...like china/pakistan....they value more army than any

    civilian counter part...but its sad...only war gives importance to the armed firces...
    asato maa sadh gamayaa, tamaso maa jyotir
    gamayaa, mrityor maa amritham gamayaaa..
    om shanti, om shanti, om shanti...upanishad
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