Army sources are hoping to receive additional support from the Modi government in the supplementary budget, but data shared with the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defense shows that in the past two fiscal years, the Defense Ministry had only received no additional allowance at the additional stage.
According to the report, during the current fiscal year, the Indian military had forecast a requirement of 1,98,964 yen but only obtained 1,68,277 yen.
Indian Air Force requested 1,22,984 yen and received 69,949 yen. This is the maximum shortfall among the three services. While the Indian Navy forecasted a request for 64,307 crore, but only got 41,259 crore from ₹.
Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh at an annual press conference earlier in December expressed concern over the budget cut: “The navy’s share of the defense budget has decreased over time. in recent years. From 18%, it has dropped to 13% in recent years.
Indian Air Force received too less from the Modi government. The IAF has spent significantly more to maintain an aging fleet in the absence of any new integration.
In 2019, the IAF requested 81,302 crore in the capital segment, but received only 39,347 crore, representing a shortfall of 41,955 crore.
According to the report, the Standing Committee wrote in its report submitted to the Chairman this week, “The Committee is baffled to find that the IAF modernization budget during the last year of the 11th plan in 2011-12 (₹ 26 640 crore) has increased negligibly. at 26,895 crore in 2016-2017, which was the last year of the 12th plan period. “