Delhi Grants More Power, Money and Autonomy To Indian Defence Forces

There has been a large-scale shift when it comes to modernisation of the Indian armed forces since the Pulwama attacks. With the financial powers having shifted to the Vice-Chiefs of the three wings of the armed forces, there are been circumstantial changes in the temper towards the forces.

Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is said to hold a meeting with the three service heads of the armed forces to take stock of critical wartime weapons systems and ammunition.

New Delhi had given the armed forces the autonomy to acquire and stockpile ammunition and weapons in case of the eventuality of war. The transfer of financial and emergency authority is a bold move to consolidate the movement towards military prowess that India needs desperately.

The government gave emergency powers to the three armed services to acquire the weapon systems of their choice worth up to Rs 300 crore and obtain them within three months of signing the contract. Read More

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