India's conventional build-up

  title={India's conventional build-up},
  journal={Strategic Comments},
  pages={1 - 2}
  • Published 1 December 2004
  • Political Science
  • Strategic Comments
India’s defence modernisation is gathering pace. The Congress-led government elected in May 2004 has significantly increased the proportion of the country’s defence budget devoted to buying new equipment. This impressive build-up, justified by India in terms of the breadth of regional security challenges, risks coming at some strategic as well as material cost. In particular, the growing asymmetry in conventional capabilities has aroused concern in Pakistan that the subcontinent could be…