Get leaner and meaner, defence panel tells armed forces

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Its clear we cant afford western standard army,airforce, navy with current budget. Hope fanboys stop dreaming about 200s rafale and shiny toys.
 

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Get leaner and meaner, defence panel tells armed forces

https://m.timesofindia.com/india/ge...m&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=TOIIndiaNews

NEW DELHI: The 15-lakh strong armed forces have been told to become leaner and meaner for technology-intensive futuristic wars because there is simply not enough money for unbridled procurements in the face of the ballooning wage and pension bills.
At least now air force can order more Tejas, Army can order more Arm in and indigenous guns. More Indian products they buy, more they are contributing to Indian economy in terms of salaries to defence production companies DPSU/private. These salaries will in turn be used to buy consumer items and thus the money rotates multiple times within India. You can form a pyramid. Simple economics.
 

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Army is overbloated in size.Pensions and salaries are eating up bulk of budget.We need to reduce manpower and increase tech and AI ,if we want a modern army .Otherwise stick to ww2 style mass army with poor equipment.
 

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My $.2

Every country has its strengths. For India it's her young demographics.

Why not have an army which is man power intensive backed with drones n sensors? The west doesn't have a choice but to go more tech intensive due to lack of man power.

The Air Force
Just have armed drones to deliver the strike package... strength in numbers(drones tend to be way cheaper than Rafales as well)

Have a battery of S400 types to protect the airspace.

Navy
Autonomous marine vehicles to deliver strike packages on water n under water n mines for defence.
 

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