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Indian Navy forced to do more with less

5th December 2019 - 18:20 GMT | by Neelam Mathews in Delhi


India’s economy is forcing the Indian Navy (IN), which has been expanding its footprint, to restructure its procurement strategy. The IN’s share of the defence budget has declined from 18% in 2012 to approximately 13% this year.

Chief of Naval Staff Adm Karambir Singh said at a press conference on 4 December: ‘Presently the navy has just 130 ships with a total of 200 planned. The point is how we can maximise each ship. If there are modern and lethal weapons and sensors on board, overall we are better off in terms of effects with lesser numbers. Our aim is

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Neelam Mathews


Neelam Mathews

Neelam Mathews was born in India and completed her education in London.

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