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The proposal of a new corps, including two independent infantry and two armoured brigades, would together cost around Rs. 81,000 crore, spread primarily over the Twelfth Five Year Plan (2012-17) period, with some spill over into the Thirteenth Plan
Net-centricity calls for sweeping revisions in the manner of engaging in warfare.
The defence budget of Rs. 2,03,672 crore ($37 billion) for 2013-14 is a hike of 5.3 per cent from last year’s budget estimate of Rs. 1,93,407.29 crore ($35.8 billion).
As the asymmetric war is likely to heighten with the implosions within Pakistan and fallout of post-2014 withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan on the region...
The government should seriously review the external intelligence mechanism and make the Indian Army responsible for complete land borders.
The Second International Seminar on Army Air Defence organised by the Corps of Army Air Defence in conjunction with the CII aimed at synergising and stimulating air defence criticalities.
The Indian Army has sizeable experience in fighting insurgencies since independence. In fact from the 1950s onwards there has been no respite in this regard in the Northeast.