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Indian military cut funding

Indian military cut funding

Indian military cut spending. The Ministry of Finance of India has tightened the allocation of funds, including the expenses of the Ministry of Defense, due to the detrimental effects on the financial and economic sphere of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

According to Jane's Defense Weekly, on April 8, the Indian Ministry of Finance warned that underfunding of a number of programs is expected in the first quarter (April-June) of the 2020-2021 financial year. The Ministry of Finance called on the military to adjust their programs in light of reduced funding.

At the same time, the Indian military department specified that they expect tough measures not only in the first quarter of 2020-2021 fiscal year, but also in the remaining three. It is noted that until March 2021 (the end of the fiscal year) no improvement is expected, based on disappointing forecasts in connection with the coronavirus pandemic.

According to available data, the reduction will most likely hit long-term Indian Army modernization programs. It is stated that India for several years simply will not have sufficient financial resources to strengthen its defense. The forced halt of economic activity led to the postponement of the acquisition of new weapons and military equipment, as well as the postponement of military exercises with foreign states for an indefinite period.

What specific programs of the Ministry of Defense of India will suffer from a lack of funding is not specified.
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  1. sanik2020
    sanik2020 April 12 2020 10: 05 New
    Budgets are cutting, economies are falling, and people are not stopping fighting.
    To kill a man, in the name and for the good of the man himself, is unstoppable.
    1. Insurgent
      Insurgent April 12 2020 10: 18 New
      Quote: sanik2020
      Budgets are cutting, economies are falling, and people are not stopping fighting.

      They usually cut back in areas where such a sequestration will be the least painful, but against the background of a military aggravation with Pakistan, such an action with respect to the defense budget looks strange ...

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      1. Alexander Seklitsky
        Alexander Seklitsky April 12 2020 12: 11 New
        Quote: Insurgent
        but amid a military escalation with Pakistan, such an action with respect to the defense budget looks strange ...
        Yes, they’ll probably cut back on the fact that the warriors ass assed.
    2. Nikolay Ivanov_5
      Nikolay Ivanov_5 April 12 2020 10: 20 New
      A forced measure of all countries to ensure efficiency even in difficult times, since only one's own army can be the guarantor of external and internal security.
      1. orionvitt
        orionvitt April 12 2020 11: 19 New
        Quote: Nikolay Ivanov_5
        A forced measure of all countries to ensure performance even in difficult times,

        In difficult and troubled times, smart governments, on the contrary, try to strengthen the army, especially in a belligerent country. As Napoleon said, in my opinion, "Who does not want to feed his army will feed someone else's." Only many times more. And in difficult times, only the army is the guarantor of relative peace.
        1. Nikolay Ivanov_5
          Nikolay Ivanov_5 April 12 2020 11: 29 New
          I made a typo. I wanted to write that I needed to provide an army.
    APASUS April 12 2020 10: 23 New
    I doubt that they are reducing the budget to the military; rather, they are simply redistributing it in favor of protection against biological and chemical attacks. I think now the budgets of all the armies of the world will receive these changes, though simply on an emergency basis.
    The nearest military exhibitions will be packed to capacity with dual-use equipment
  3. Peter is not the first
    Peter is not the first April 12 2020 10: 28 New
    Strange, it seems like oil is cheap, which means saving India for its purchase, and, accordingly, more money for other needs. And nothing special is heard about coronavirus in India, which means there is no reduction in production, although it is likely that they simply don’t tell us, and they simply don’t investigate what the person died from.
  4. Thrifty
    Thrifty April 12 2020 10: 28 New
    Well, the Made in India software is clearly not touched! They also have "import substitution", with their own flavor. ...
    1. Doccor18
      Doccor18 April 12 2020 11: 49 New
      I wonder how with the air force programs? Modernization of the SU-30MKI and the purchase of Rafaley?
  5. MA3UTA
    MA3UTA April 12 2020 12: 27 New
    Indian military cut funding

    The Pakistani military will be indignant. They also face
    [img=|снижение расходов][/img]

  6. knn54
    knn54 April 12 2020 13: 17 New
    Printing rupees and printing dollars is a BIG difference.