Indian parliamentary committee slams government for defence failures

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Rahul Bedi, New Delhi - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
29 December 2014
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  • A parliamentary report has strongly criticised the Indian government for serial failures to equip and maintain the country's armed forces
  • The report says a culture of 'ad hocism' in planning and budgeting had led to modernisation failures that was putting India at risk
India's Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence has castigated the federal government for overseeing a decline in the country's military capabilities due to a failure to modernise and "a state of ad hocism in planning and budgeting" - and of trying to cover up these deficiencies.

In a report tabled in parliament on 22 December, the 31-member committee presented a dismal picture of inadequate funding, severe equipment shortages in all three services, and continuing delays by the Indian Ministry of Defence (MoD) to rectify the situation.

Indian parliamentary committee slams government for defence failures - IHS Jane's 360
 

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