Pentagon: India's defence budget just one third of China

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    India’s annual defence budget is just
    one-third of that of China despite the
    tensions that remain along their
    shared border, according to a Pentagon
    report.
    The official annual defence budget of
    China in the year 2013 was $119.5
    billion against India’s $39.2 billion, the
    Pentagon said on Thursday in its
    annual report on China, which was
    submitted to the Congress.
    For comparison, the national defence
    budget of Russia in the year 2013 was
    $69.5 followed by that of Japan — $
    56.9 billion.
    The annual budget of South Korea was
    $31 billion, the Pentagon said adding
    that tensions remain along the India-
    China border.
    “Despite improving political and
    economic relations between China and
    India, tensions remain along their
    shared 4,057-km border, most notably
    over Arunachal Pradesh, which China
    asserts is part of Tibet, and over the
    Aksai Chin region at the western end
    of the Tibetan Plateau,” the Pentagon
    said.
     
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    india's defence budget just one third of china : pentagon

    India’s annual defence budget is just
    one-third of that of China despite the
    tensions that remain along their
    shared border, according to a Pentagon
    report.
    The official annual defence budget of
    China in the year 2013 was $119.5
    billion against India’s $39.2 billion, the
    Pentagon said on Thursday in its
    annual report on China, which was
    submitted to the Congress.
    For comparison, the national defence
    budget of Russia in the year 2013 was
    $69.5 followed by that of Japan — $
    56.9 billion.
    The annual budget of South Korea was
    $31 billion, the Pentagon said adding
    that tensions remain along the India-
    China border.
    “Despite improving political and
    economic relations between China and
    India, tensions remain along their
    shared 4,057-km border, most notably
    over Arunachal Pradesh, which China
    asserts is part of Tibet, and over the
    Aksai Chin region at the western end
    of the Tibetan Plateau,” the Pentagon
    said.
     
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    Re: india's defence budget just one third of china : pentagon

    Misleading info.

    China maintains an army of 2.5 million men as against 1.1 million for India. They have to spend two and a half times more than India just to stay at par with India. Add to that their adventurism in Korea, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, India, Tibet and do not forget watch US seventh fleet all the time, Chinese have to spend three times more than India.
     
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    Re: india's defence budget just one third of china : pentagon

    There air force too is huge and needs maintenance, fuel costs, payment . Their navy too is huge and again huge cost spent on maintenance, fuel cost , salaries etc.
     
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    If India can hold the fort with 33% of China's budget - I'd say Well Done - question is : are we really holding the fort ?

    And consider this :- 33% even with all the cock-ups and leakages and less than average management
    in many cases, eg submarine battery mismanagement etc etc plus buying foreign instead of making our own .

    Take care of those factors and we could still maintain the 33% smaller expenditure but this time do much more with it
    Once again , basically Well Done to most of the Officers and Men of the India Armed Forces and will look forward to the new GOI improving matters .
     
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    ameirkans want india to hike defense budget so that they can sell
     
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    GDp of China is 9.3trillion $ while India 1.9trillion $, 4.9times of India on GDP(60% of US GDP), while only 3 times of India on defence cost(20% of US defence cost), a very low degree
    Chia's total fiscal expenditure in 2013 is 2.3trillion$, 1.2times more than whole India's GDP not to say India's total fiscal expenditure, defence cost only 6% of fiscal expenditure
     
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