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Lt Gen (Retd) Khalid Kidwai, Advisor, NCA; and former Director-General, SPD, Pakistan at IISS, London speaking on comprehensive strategic stability ignores Pakistan's proxy terror campaign
For enhancing capital budget to the forces, manpower reduction is a bitter pill which the services, the central police and political leadership may find difficult to accept yet inevitable in the long run.
With low growth of 5.81 % from last years budget estimates counting inflation [CPI 3.3-3.7] and foreign currency fluctuations there are portends of negative growth.
A Paper by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) reveals that China is the second-largest arms producer in the world, behind the United States but ahead of Russia.
Connecting listing with countries in which the companies are based could lead to key deductions on the geo-politics in the next decade or so given that arms buildup has a medium to long term effect.
A review of the measures being taken to increase the central pool for defence and security budgeting and the impact that this may have on armed forces procurements
Navy Chief’s call for additional budget for ship building possible if 15th Finance Commission agrees to accretion to Central Pool
Indian Navy chief called for assured allocations to Indian Navy to keep up with challenges faced in Indian Ocean Region.
Defence Expenditure is increasing every year in absolute terms implying higher spending. From 2016-17 to 2019-20, expenditure on Defence has increased by Rs. 90,089 crore.
The message to the armed forces was clear, prioritise acquisitions or rebalance overly bloated revenue budget due to large outlay on pay and allowances.
A comparative Table of Defence Budget 2017-18 to 2019-20 would reveal an increase of 10.85 percent over the past two years or an average of 5 percent plus growth per year
The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government was successful in passage of the finance bill passed in the National Assembly after a majority voted in favour
After nomination the number two in the cabinet as Defence Minister another indicator of seriousness of Modi 2.0 on defence will be allocations in the forthcoming defence budget.
Availability of economic resources for defence, geo-political aspirations, modernisation of militaries and threat environment is dictating the rise in military expenditure
Pragmatic progression in line with current economic realities and international environment was the focus of the 13th NPC with a view to build China’s Comprehensive National Power (CNP).
Chinese officials and defense analysts carried a series of articles justifying the large defense budget for 2019 ranging from security imperatives to UN Peacekeeping and anti piracy mission.
With regard to the CPPCC's major tasks in 2019, Wang said top priority will be given to studying and implementing Xi Jinping Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics for a New Era.
The trend line of increase by 7 percent year on year with reference to the Revised Budget for 2018-19 is maintained while capital increase is just under 10 percent.
Taking assistance of the IMF rather than sundry investors remains the sensible course but Mr Khan is concerned over questions on CPEC and cut on subsidies
The Visit has realigned short term intentions, however has it realigned interests of both sides towards a common US South Asia strategy will be determined by actions
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