As a result of the slow growth of the Indian economy in recent years, the defence budget was cut by a whopping ` year 2012-2013, and acquisitions of new weapon systems were put on hold. This year, to start with, an uninspiring defence budget allocation was done which showed a meagre increase of only - upgradation of infrastructure in the northeast along the border with China. The modernistion of - duce our purchasing power. The capital budget allocation this year is ` 86,740.71 crore. If we assume that 60 per cent of the total allocation will go towards the payment for past commitments, ` 34,696.31 crore. If we deduct another 20 per cent because of the fall in the ` are therefore looking at a bleak future for the defence preparedness of the nation.
The other staggering news concerns the “Himalayan Tsunami” or the disaster in Uttarakhand - leys leading to the four dhams namely Kedarnath, Badrinath, Gangotri and Yamnotri, and Hemkund Sahib. The destruction has been so enormous that the state is still not clear about the numbers killed and the number of people missing.
The Army operations in the 40,000 sq km of the area was led by Lt General Anil Chait, Army Commander, Central Command, who has now command and control team, in keeping with the well forward to make pragmatic assessments based on the situation on the ground in order to Chait forms a part of this issue. The armed forces - ciency and dedication. They launched one of the - - ing the stranded pilgrims by air as well as on foot by building bridges and reconnoitring tracks on - -
The articles in this issue include Ambush on the LoC; Part II of Mountain Strike Corps; India’s countries; Security of Central Asian Region; Operation Surya Hope, the rescue operation in Ut