Thursday, February 28, 2013

Budget 2013: Priorities of the Indian armed forces

Finance Minister P Chidambaram will present the Union Budget on Thursday. Given the likelihood of no Major Increase in defense spending, here is a look at what the Priorities of the armed forces, are.

After the Rs 14,000 crore cut in defense Spending in the last financial year, the buzz is That No Major Increase is Likely in the defense budget for the coming year Given que le armed forces, pruned Have Their procurement Focusing on priority lists to be Acquired equipment.

The Army's priority list includes:

- Replacement of the Bofors artillery OFB with the upgraded 155 mm gun along ranks of

- Modern artillery ammunition (bi-modular charges, Fuzes, etc.)

- Assault rifles for Infantry (trials Underway)

- Also bullet proof jackets / helmets for CI operations

- Tank ammunition (INVARS missile for T-90 tanks)

The Army wants to replace aussi icts 1960s vintage Chetak and Cheetah helicopters, 60 per one hundred of Which are at the end of Nearly Their service life.

The Air Force is going whole hog putting the weight behind every procurement icts, big or small, insisting That everything is driven by operational necessity. Fighter, transport and helicopter procurement Appears to be on track, the gap in air defense and the Avro replacement is probably the focus Could be.

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