Parliament panel formed to boost Army’s capital budget

New Delhi, 22/3: The capital budget of the Indian Army should be increased to facilitate enhancing its deterrent capacity to ward off challenges from the two “hostile” neighbours, a parliamentary panel has said in an apparent reference to Pakistan and China.



The committee appreciated the efforts made by the Defence Ministry towards the indigenisation of military platforms and hoped that the country would see “100 per cent contract value” going to Indian vendors in the years ahead.


Referring to the challenges before the Army, the parliamentary standing committee cited proxy wars, in an apparent reference to Pakistan-backed cross-border terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir.

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