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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
14-December-2011 16:13 IST
Shortage of Critical Equipments in Armed Forces

Arms and equipment are available in adequate quantity in the Armed Forces. Shortage of aircrafts, ships and other equipment, as and when reported, is adequately addressed through indigenous production and import.

Modernization of the Armed Forces is a continuous process based on threat perception, operational challenges, technological changes and available resources. The process is based on a 15 year Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP), five year Services Capital Acquisition Plan (SCAP) and Annual Acquisition Plan (AAP), Procurement of equipment and weapon systems is carried out as per the AAP in accordance with the Defence Procurement Procedure. The Twelfth Five Year Plan has been finalized in respect of Air Force and is under finalization in respect of Navy.

            The Capital expenditure on modernization of Air Force and Navy as percentage of total expenditure on these forces was:

 

Year

Air Force

Navy

2007-08

53.60%

55.40%

2008-09

53.50%

54.10%

2009-10

53.20%

59.00%

2010-11

58.10%

62.80%

 

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Vijay Jawaharlal Darda in Rajya Sabha today.

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