Please back these conclusions with numbers.
Here is thread that would be useful : Defence Budget Allocation & Defence Procurement Procedure : News & Discussions
Quoting the percentage of gdp is for the lazy and financially illiterate. It should be looked at the percentage of the national budget. We spent 15% on security and it is the single biggest. Its not possible to increase it.Defence expenditure as percentage of GDP has remained more or less around 2.2%.
The capital allocation/revenue expenditure has increased at a slower rate compared to pension allocation. But the biggest component is revenue expenditure, which is salary paid and maintenance expense.
Given that total allocation is 2.2% of gdp ,
1) Increase the GDP, which means greater economic growth every expenditure increases proportionally.
2) Reduce the pension allocation and increase the capital allocation.
3) cut the revenue expenditure by decreasing the number of ppl which will decrease both revenue expenditure and pension as well in future. (which is what govt is trying now).
4) Borrow more money. ( which we did last year, defence budget looks good but at the expense of big fiscal deficit 8-9%.) Thats the reason why budget numbers look good on paper showing increase. Now its time for option 3 , as we cannot run big deficit without increasing inflation.
expenditures are proportional but not for long without enuf borrowing.
Bang for Buck: India’s Defence Expenditure in Wider Perspective | Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and AnalysesGiven the limited resource base and various competing demands, the MoD needs to work on a plan to optimise its allocated resources, rather than hoping to bridge its entire resource gap through additional funding from the Ministry of Finance.idsa.in
Perfect!. You both have a lot in common. Write random brainfarts without abilities to rationally explain or defend your point of view.
tax collection is correlated to gdp.Quoting the percentage of gdp is for the lazy and financially illiterate. It should be looked at the percentage of the national budget. We spent 15% on security and it is the single biggest. Its not possible to increase it.
Increase GDP? Its more like increase the budget.
Of course, it correlated, everything is !. Check the growth rate of the biggest bank, it is also correlated.tax collection is correlated to gdp.
But giving, even more, fancier names are ok? Keep the mind so open that so much BS can flow into it.if you dont have a open mind and already sold out to fancy terms like hybrid, hi-tech ...etc nothing is going to change your view.
India is a reform-proof country in general, you know the rest of my rant.
yeah , doing reforms when your pants are on fire. This party has been in power since 2014, why dint they do it before?India is a reform-proof country in general, you know the rest of my rant.
If you wanna hold your position for ages, you dont havy any other option other than well trained infantry.Infantry quality is overrated, at least in an all out war.
Almost all army veterans were opposing this move, i saw only few ex IAF guys were favouring Agniveer program. For them it make sence, IAF is supposed to be a tech oriented force than IA, for them leess man power with enhanced automation will do the job perfectly.