India's economic slowdown is a potential threat to national security: Govt can't afford to take eye off the ball
Right from the time it was first elected in 2014, this government has been at pains to be perceived as being strong on national security and defence
Union Budget 2019: Size of budgetary allocation for defence reflects a country's ability to fund military activities
The defence outlay works out to just about 1.58 percent of the GDP for 2018-19, the lowest such figure since the 1962 war with China wherein it was 1.65 percent.
In which Amit Shah gives it to economists and critics: If economy is booming, govt income and spending are growing, fiscal deficit is falling, where's the crisis?
The success of demonetisation and GST is there for everyone to see, he said, except for the bigoted and the jaundice-eyed.
The path to power runs through the finance ministry. If governments continue to misspend on defence even while signalling muscular foreign policies, the gap between intent and capability will continue to widen
Narendra Modi govt's apathy for defence forces compromised national security, says Congress' Randeep Surjewala
The Congress on Tuesday accused the Modi government of "politicising" the armed forces and compromising national security by "lowering" the morale of soldiers and insulting them through cuts in their spending
Budget 2019 allocations for defence are disappointing, govt needs to focus on reforms and restructuring within army
No surprises here. The Budget 2019 allocations for defence were predictably as disappointing as the last such exercise.
Union Budget 2019-20: Piyush Goyal pegs defence budget at Rs 3 lakh crore; Rs 4,500 crore increase from last year
Finance Minister Piyush Goyal said it is the first time that the Budget outlay has touched Rs 3 lakh crore mark. He said if more funds are required, those will be made available.
Donald Trump warns NATO allies to spend more on defence: A look at US president's relationship with security alliance
Donald Trump has reportedly sent sharply-worded letters to several NATO members, rebuking them for spending too little on their militaries.
In the allocations for the Indian Air Force, the committee said for the current year 2018-19, the Air Force had made a projection of Rs 1,14,526 crore while the allocation is only to the tune of Rs 65,891 crore.
Bipin Rawat says India focusing on manufacturing weapons within country, backs decision to not intervene in Maldives
India has depended on the import of weapons, but now, it is focusing on manufacturing weapons in the country with the transfer of technology, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said on Tuesday.
China refuses to release defence budget figures, but insists its military development is no threat to other countries
China has no desire to overturn the existing international order and its increasingly powerful military does not constitute a threat to others, the spokesman for the country's ceremonial legislature said on Sunday
MoD internal report on defence procurement commendable but lacks corrective path; here are six steps to kickstart process
As a result of the mess in defence procurement, of 144 schemes contracted in last three years, "only 8-10 percent fructified within the stipulated period".
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
The ruling BJP in Gujarat has hailed the Union Budget as "inclusive and pro-development" while the Congress has termed it "disappointing". The Opposition party claimed the budget has failed to offer any solace to common people who are being "crushed" under inflation.
Budget 2018: Arun Jaitley increases defence budget by 7.81 percent, experts term hike in allocation 'inadequate'
The defence budget was increased by a mere 7.81 per cent to Rs 2.95 lakh crore against last year's Rs 2.74 lakh crore, belying expectations of a significant hike.
Budget 2018 updates: Amit Shah says Narendra Modi govt's Budget in spirit of 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas'
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the Union Budget 2018-19 on Thursday which may see new rural schemes and stepping up of funding towards existing programmes.
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 government will want to bring fiscal deficit under control, so in that case limited budget will be allocated to defence.
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