The defence budget for 2019 again brought into focus the unsustainable pension figures. This year, the Indian Army’s pensions and salaries alone amount to Rs 1.82 lakh crores – a whopping 42 % of the defence budget. But what do these numbers really mean for India’s military strategy? How can we relate these expenditures to defence preparedness? These are the deeper questions Gen Prakash Menon, Pavan Srinath, and Pranay Kotasthane explore in this episode of Conversations at Takshashila.
For more, read Pavan Srinath’s quick take on defence expenditures in the Hindustan Times: www.hindustantimes.com/budget/opinio…GQ80axSK.html