The central government will spend $ 130 billion over the next five to seven years to increase the strategic capability of the armed forces. According to official documents, the government has made a comprehensive plan to speed up the modernization of the Army, Air Force and Navy. Under this, important weapons, missiles, fighter aircraft, submarines and warships will be purchased for the three armies in a few years. According to sources, the priority of the government is modernization of the army. Under this, 2600 war vehicles and 1700 state-of-the-art vehicles will be purchased. 110 multi-purpose fighter aircraft are to be purchased for the Air Force. Sources said that the three forces are insisting on allocation of sufficient funds to prepare for combat in the northern and western border simultaneously.
India is inducting the first batch of its intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-5, which will strengthen the country’s air defense system.
The government is also well aware of the fact that China is continuously increasing its strength in air and sea. Due to this, it is necessary to bring the Air Force and Navy as well. The Navy has finalized plans to purchase 200 ships, 500 aircraft and 24 fighter submarines in three to four years. The Navy currently has 132 ships, 220 aircraft and 15 submarines.
Airspace of cities will become impregnable
The government is also working on a plan to make the airspace of all major cities including Delhi, Mumbai impregnable. India is inducting the first batch of its intercontinental ballistic missile Agni-5, which will strengthen the country’s air defense system. The 5000-km range of missile is capable of carrying nuclear warheads. Few countries have such missiles, including the US, China, Russia, France and North Korea.