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National Security Conversations | India’s Defence Budgets 1999-2018

Happymon Jacob and analyst Abhijnan Rej discuss misspends, why modernisation bears the brunt when budget cuts occur and other holy cows concerning defence spending.

Happymon Jacob speaks with defence analyst Abhijnan Rej about India’s defence budgets under the UPA and NDA governments. The two discuss misspends, why modernisation bears the brunt when budget cuts occur and other holy cows concerning defence spending.

The conversation also touches on the concept of a war being fought on two fronts, India’s nuclear doctrine and indigenous defence production.

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