According to the famous Shanghai-based Hurun Global rich list, India ranks 3rd when it comes to the highest number of wealthiest billionaires in the world after China and USA. Soon, we’re going to overtake Japan to become third-largest economy. We’d Antilia, the most expensive home in the world, valued at upwards of $1 billion. Even, the wedding industry in India is worth US$40 billion(around Rs 2.5 lakh crores) growing at a rate of 25-30 per cent every year. Still, we’re not having enough funds for our Army. And, there is not even a single person(read politicians) to help them.
Indian Army is going through a tough phase, and this is not because of an enemy, but because of less budget. The armed forces have listed out a complete list of gear and weapons which they cannot afford to procure despite knowing that the available power of the ammunition stock won’t even last 10 days in the event of a war. The Government mandates the Army to maintain an ammunition stockpile for at least 40 days of the intense battle. But, the reality is slightly different, we don’t have enough weaponry even to sustain 10 days.
At a recent conference of Army Commanders, chaired by Chief of the Army Staff General Bipin Rawat, it is deliberated that the Indian forces are lacking 15-25% of critical ammunition which includes weapon systems such as smerch rockets, battle tanks and even some missiles. It is speculated that this conference will give green signal to the Army to procure a few critical weapons, if not all. If the proposal is accepted, Indian army will have ammunition which will last for 10 days which is not enough to survive if you’re surrounded on three sides by foes, but that’s still better than having none at all.
Rising prices of ammunition in the international markets created this havoc, and because of the limited capital, our army is unable to cope up with the situation which fails them to have an adequate gear and weapons to deal with any hostile situation.
While our ‘Teflon-coated leaderS’ remains to keep quiet in this perilous condition. Our Army is dying become of the less budget allocation which is the lowest since past one decade. And, still, there is no brouhaha because criticism can kill you or maybe term you as an anti-nationalist. Jai Hind!