As stated by the CAG, the current deal is 2.86% cheaper than the unfinished deal under UPA, keeping in mind the % escalation factor per year which is fixed to 1.1 as compared to 3.9 under UPA.
With 36 Rafale planes are coming to India from September 2019 and India is yet to finalize 110 fighter jets deal; we headed for a deterrent named as S400 air defence system.
Since Modi came to power India is buying military hardware like never before. We have crossed 3 lakh crore budget for defence (allowance budget is not included).
Unlike the previous govts who would shy away from taking major decisions in the election season to focus on campaign, Modi govt despite Lok Sabha elections, have closed much needed defence deals recently.
Modi government in 2014, present with indigenous solution of Dhanush and ATAGS guns at nascent stages, successfully tackled the uphill task of improving army’s firepower. Here is how it was done these 5 years.
The modernisation of Defense forces has been going on at full pace and this government has been on its heel with this regard.