Military budget of India

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The military budget of the India is the portion of the overall budget of Union budget of India that is allocated for the funding of the Indian Armed Forces.[1] The military budget finances employee salaries and training costs, maintenance of equipment and facilities, support of new or ongoing operations, and development and procurement of new weapons, equipment, and vehicles.

Union Minister for Finance Arun Jaitley allocated 359,000 crore (US$50 billion) of the 2017 Union budget of India for development in the Indian armed forces, marking a raise of around 7 per cent from the previous fiscal year.[2] In presenting the Defense Budget of 2018-19 Finance Minister allocated 404,365 crore (US$56 billion) for Ministry of Defense (MOD).[3]

Expenditure[edit]

Expenditure (% of GDP)[edit]

Year Ruling coalition Expenditure Change
2017 NDA 2.5
2016 NDA 2.5 0.1Increase
2015 NDA 2.4 0.1Decrease
2014 NDA 2.5
2013 UPA 2.5
2012 UPA 2.5 0.2Decrease
2011 UPA 2.7 0.2Decrease
2010 UPA 2.9
2009 UPA 2.9

The above statistics were collected by the World Bank up to 2017.[4]

Capital acquisition[edit]

Armed force BE 2013-14 (Rs in Cr) RE 2013-14 (Rs in Cr) Under/over spending (Rs in Cr) Under/over spending (%) Interim 2014-15 (Rs in Cr) % Growth of interim 2014-15 over BE 2013-14
Army 23423.23 10871.22 2525.82 18.95 20920.20 56.83Increase
Navy 19972.78 19234.31 3614.47 15.39 23020.86 1.95Decrease
Air Force 37048.06 36016.54 1031.52 2.78 31817.89 14.12Decrease
Total 73853.88 66682.07 7171.81 9.71 75738.95 2.55Increase

The above data was published by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arms race: India approves defence procurements worth $3.5 bn, says report". The Express Tribune. 20 July 2014. Retrieved 20 July 2014.
  2. ^ Behera, Laxman K (February 3, 2017). "India's Defence Budget 2017-18:An Analysis". Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses. IDSA. Retrieved May 8, 2017."India's defence budget hiked 10pc to INR 2.74 trillion". DAWN.COM. 2017-02-01. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  3. ^ "Budget 2018: Defence sector gets a boost by 7.81%". Economic Times. Retrieved 26 February 2018.
  4. ^ "Military expenditure (% of GDP)". worldbank.org. Retrieved 3 February 2019.
  5. ^ "India's Interim Defence Budget 2014-15: An Appraisal". idsa.in. Retrieved 20 July 2014.