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Indian budget falls short of expectations

1st February 2017 - 19:21 GMT | by Rohit C Silva in Delhi


India declared a defence budget of $40.6 billion for 2017/18, a 6% increase over last year’s spending of $38.2 billion. The budget did not meet the expectations of experts and senior military officers hoping that spending would rise by at least 15% to cater to significant modernisation ...

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