- Oct 9, 2021
The 80s were a golden time for indian defence forces , all the new tanks , mirages and many other things .As much as we reminisce the 90s as the era of our teenage/childhood years, it was the time when Indian economy was in the dumps, the PMs were changing every 5 minutes, coalition governments forming and toppling, and the likes of Mulayam Singh Yadav were defence ministers... That lost decade took a heavy toll on our forces, both infantry and special.
India got some semblance of growth after the Kargil War. Unfortunately, our forces took a huge hit in modernization during the UPA regimes from 2004-2014. That was the second lost decade.
Plus 2 operational aircraft carriers