Understanding India’s Defence Spending

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  1. Chanakya's_Chant

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    Based on the above data, it looks like India should downsize the number of land forces personnel. @Kunal Biswas @Ray
     
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    Na. The navy and air force have higher priority in capital expenditure, that's all.

    The army's expenditure will increase once FINSAS, FMBT and FICV (probably) projects near their end.

    IA will continue increasing in size for quite sometime.
     
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    When? And to what size target?
     
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    yeah and bring in force multipliers............
     
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    FINSAS itself will go into many billions, probably as large as FGFA program. Field testing is expected to start after 2016 or even later.

    FMBT will be required to replace T-72s and that's at least 1500 minimum. Eventually Mk2 and Mk3 models will replace even the T-90 fleet after 30 years, if things go according to plan.

    FICV is an initial 2600 vehicle program and should exceed $10 Billion in the initial years.

    The F stands for Future. The current plans for IA are quite modest in comparison. So, this decade is mainly to cater to IN and IAF needs until the end of the 13th plan, that's 2022. After that IAF and IN will have a very high ratio of modern systems to obsolete systems.
     
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