Budget 2018: Insufficient allocation to defence will hurt India's plans to modernise armed forces, secure border regions
China's road and railway network in Tibet have expanded, dangerously touching its borders with India, Nepal and Bhutan. Massive infrastructure development would facilitate rapid mobilisation of Chinese troops
Despite being the world's fifth largest importer of weapons, the major worry for the Indian Army during a war would be a shortage of ammunition
The higher defence set up and the MoD continue to be sans military professionals because the government remains straight-jacketed in the time wrap of the bureaucracy.
Inefficient budgeting and underutilisation of defence funds emerge as major hurdles for the Indian services — army, navy and the air force — according to an action taken report submitted to the Parliament
India, Saudi Arabia, UAE, China and Algeria emerged as the top importers during the five year period of 2012-2016, shows a Firstpost analysis of the latest SIPRI report on global arms sales
The defence ministry has decided to scrap the deal for Spike ATGM with Israel and has asked the Defence Research and Development organisation (DRDO) to indigenously develop and produce a Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile (MPATGM).
The Army is finalising a plan to modernise around 2,000 military stations and develop them in line with the government's Smart City initiative.
Post the announcement, critics pointed out Sitharaman's lack of defence experience, not realising that was the case with all her predecessors.