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Indian Army, Navy, Air Force to get $130 bn modernisation boost! Big plans to tackle possible ‘two-front’ war

As per of this plan, the Indian Army will procure 1,700 future-ready combat vehicles and 2,600 infantry combat vehicles. The central government will also procure 110 multi-role fighter aircraft for the IAF, the report said.

Updated:Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 07:06

Indian Army, Navy, Air Force to get $130 bn modernisation boost! Big plans to tackle possible ‘two-front’ warIndian Army, Navy and Air Force are set to receive a $130 billion boost! With an aim to modernize its armed forces to counter security threats from multiple fronts, the Centre has decided to invest a staggering $130 billion in the next five to seven years on military modernisation, according to a PTI report. This is a part of the central government’s crucial plan to expedite the “fleet modernization” process for Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force, the report said.

This fund will be utilized in procuring advanced weapon systems, fighter jets, missiles, submarines, and warships. The Central government’s priority is to fast-track infantry modernization. As per of this plan, the Indian Army will procure 1,700 future-ready combat vehicles and 2,600 infantry combat vehicles. The central government will also procure 110 multi-role fighter aircraft for the IAF, the report said.

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