Monday, 24 September, 2018


'Inadequate fund allocation' in budget makes Army unhappy

PTI file PTI file
Bennie Garza | 14 March, 2018, 12:23

The air force said that with its current resources, fighting a two-front war would be hard.

The Indian Army has told a parliamentary panel that it does not have enough money to pay for emergency purchases that it made in the aftermath of the 2016 Uri attack and the 2017 military Dokalam standoff against China. However, there is not adequate budget to support this.

Interestingly, the Indian Army Chief on Wednesday said that the Chinese have 'arrived well before the intended time', as they made sure that will their rising economy, their military might also rose.

"The threat perception has been ever increasing". Chand also said that the defence budget "has dashed our hopes" and the marginal increase in it barely accounts for inflation and doesn't cater for taxes.

"Typically, any modern armed force should have one-third of forces, one-third of its equipment in the vintage category, one-third in the current category and one-third in the state-of-the-art category".

According to media reports, the vice chief of Army Staff Lt Gen. Sarath Chand has told the parliamentary standing committee on defence that at present, 68% of its equipment is of "vintage category".

"Allocation of Rs 21,338 crore for modernisation is insufficient even to cater to the committed payment of Rs 29,033 crore for 125 ongoing schemes, emergency procurements, and 10 (I) (10 day intensive war), other DGOF requirements".

Referring to the regional security scenario, Chand said the possibility of "two front" war is a reality and the country needs to pay attention to modernisation of the Army.

"We have a large number of Chinese strategic roads and also infrastructural development along the northern borders. Overall, we have a disturbed situation and all the more important is that the defence forces should get their due", he said. "As a result, many of these may end up foreclosed", he said.

The parliamentary panel, in response to Chand, expressed alarm, saying that the allocation for services have to be suitably enhanced. He said the funds crunch could make the Prime Minister's "Make in India" programme in defence a non-starter.

In contrast to the requirement of the armed forces to have one-third of its equipment in the vintage category, one-third in the current category and one-third in the state-of-the-art category, the report states that "the current position in the Indian Army reveals that 68 per cent of equipment is of vintage category, just about 24 per cent of the current category, and only eight per cent of the state-of-the-art category".

"The Committee was particularly alarmed to note from his oral evidence that although the Ministry of Defence had delegated financial powers up to R 14,097 crore to the Vice Chief towards security-related issues, there was no separate allocation for this".

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