Shailesh Kumar is an independent journalist with over 17 years of experience in crime, political and defence reporting for leading media brands including Star News, India TV and NewsX. He is the founder editor of defence and security news portal, National Defence.
New Delhi, 01 February 2017
“This budget allocation is just about very minimal. If you keep in mind the annual inflation is 4.5 to 5 per cent, what is actually available is minimal gain vis-a-vis the last year. If you do keep in mind the emerging geopolitical scenario, the increasing aggressiveness of the Chinese, the unresolved border with Pakistan and China, the increasing collusiveness of that is beginning to take place between Pakistan and China and the possibility of joint threat and if you keep in mind the huge amount of hollowness in the Indian Army and lack of modernisation, the budget is not inspirational. It is just about gives you sufficient amount of money to do the very minimal”.
“This statement not withstanding in the previous two and half year s the defence deals that this government has struck are almost twice the amount what the previous government has done in 10 years. To that extend everything that is reasoned for modernisation and strengthening of Indian nation, Government is giving” … watch full comments at video url https://youtu.be/fE8lOnWlxrI