JOURNAL OF DEFENCE STUDIES

Assessing Modernization of the Indian Armed Forces through Budgetary Allocations

Amit Cowshish is a former Financial Advisor (Acquisition), Ministry of Defence and Consultant, Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. Click here for Detailed Profile
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  • January 2014
    Volume: 
    8
    Issue: 
    1
    Perspectives

    India’s quest for modernization of the armed forces is propelled by the persistent threat to its territorial integrity and the aspiration of becoming a great power. However, there is no clearly defined comprehensive policy, much less a carefully crafted strategy, for time-bound modernization of the armed forces and there is no mechanism in place to steer the modernization programme in a holistic manner. In fact, there is considerable ambiguity about the core question as to what constitutes comprehensive ‘modernization’. Consequently, it is left to the services to chalk out their own ‘modernization’ plans.

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