Capital budget has been allotted under many heads like land, construction, naval flhhW, QdYdo GRFNydUGV, RUGQdQFh IdFWRULhV, D5D2, 5dVKWULyd 5LflhV, hWF. 7KhUh LV doVR dQ interesting subhead named ÔPrototype development under make procedureÕ. The total capital budget is ` 86,740.71 (about $15.77 billion). out of this, the allocation under key heads for the army, Navy and air Force is as IRooRZV. $oo fiJXUhV ehoRZ dUh LQ FURUhV dQG UXShhV, dQG WKh fiJXUhV LQ WKh eUdFNhWV LQGLcate the revised estimates in 2012-13.
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army Navy air Force Total army Navy air Force Total army ` 9,758.86 (`7,116.69) Navy ` 2,192.82 (`2,840.44) air Force ` 11,505.65 (`5,945.53) Total ` 23,457.33 (`15,902.66) Grand Total ` 59,314.35 (`44,987.88)
The ordnance factories have been allotted ` 433.96 (`399.96) crore and dRdo ` 5,057.60 (4,640.0) crore.
The army has been allotted a total of ` 13,311.02 crore (about $2.4 billion) for modernisation under various heads. The important schemes which take priority are raising and equipping the strike corps for the North-eastern sector, acquiring 155mm guns in their various versions, modernisation of army air defence which has been languishing for almost three decades and replacing the ageing light utility helicopWhU flhhW RI WKh $UPy $YLdWLRQ &RUSV. 7Kh mountain strike corps may cost as much as ` 60,000 crore to ` 80,000 crore spread over the Twelfth Five Year Plan from 2012-17. The artillery urgently requires about 1,500 howitzers of 155mm calibre. Twenty-six years have passed since the last induction ` 1,527.79 (`2,367.86) ` 6,708.71 (`2,122.69) ` 25,539.59 (`22,555.44) ` 33,776.09 (`27,045.99)
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` 2,024.37 (`1,959.21) ` 53.74 (`5.00) ` 2.82 (`75.02) ` 2,080.93 (`2,039.23)
of the versatile 155mm Bofors howitzer. The process has been started, terminated and restarted many times but some hurdles have always come in the way. India also needs 145 ultra light howitzers for the mountains and about 300 tracked and wheeled guns for the armoured and artillery divisions which are expected to cost about ` 20,000 crore. In 2003, India issued a request for proposal (RFP) for 197 light helicopters worth between $500- million and $600 million to buy 60 helicopters outright, with the remaining 137 being built under licence by the hindustan aeronautics Limited (haL). This RFP was withdrawn just before it was to be signed. Since then the requirement for light utility helicopters has been kept under suspended animation and one is not sure as to when it ZLoo eh fiQdoLVhG. 7Kh UhYhQXh eXGJhW FdWhUV
The share of defence in the budget is 2,03,672.12 crore, which gives a symbolic hike of about five per cent but actually does not cover the inflation. Compared to the GDP, it is 1.79 per cent of it, way off the defence forces wishlist of three per cent.
Upgraded INS Sindhurakshak submarine