Centre Sets Up Panel To Relook Defence Spend

Union Government has constituted 11 members committee to recommend measures to enhance the combat capabilities of the armed forces and re-balance the overall defence expenditure. The 11-member committee will be headed by Lt Gen D B Shekatkar (retd).


It also includes several other top military officers as well as civilian experts. The overall aim of the committee is to ensure combat capabilities Indian armed forces and enhance their potential with a better teeth-to-tail combat ratio, within budgetary constraints. It also aims at ensuring leaner and cost-effective fighting forces of India.


The committee was constituted owing to the present revenue component (day-to-day costs/salaries) in the defence budget. The revenue component usually outstrips the capital outlay every year and leaves a very little for new modernisation projects for the armed forces. 

So let’s do:
1. Who is the defence minister of India ?
2. Union Government has constituted _______ committee to recommend measures to enhance the combat capabilities of the armed forces


Source – The Hindu 


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