One Year On, ‘Nothing Concrete’ On Strategic Partnership Model For Defence: Parliamentary Panel


Emphasising that India cannot afford to lag behind in defence preparedness, a parliamentary committee has said that “nothing concrete” has been done for the implementation of the ‘strategic partnership model’ unveiled by the government a year ago.

The Committee on Estimates, headed by BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi, in its draft report also came down hard on insufficient budgetary allocation for the Armed forces, saying defence expenditure this year was the lowest since 1962 and the country cannot afford complacency when it needs to be prepared for a two-front war.

The draft report was adopted by the panel today and will now be placed before Parliament when it convenes for the monsoon session.  Read More…

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