#India spends more on #military officials than US, UK, says IDSA

#India spends more on #military officials than US, UK, says IDSA

of ten top military nations -including US, UK, Russia, China, France and Germany besides India and Pakistan -has raised concern at India's growing expenditure on defence personnel which has adversely affected its operation and war preparedness. The study was conducted by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA) for the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) which has recently submitted its report to the government. The report has analysed strength of top militaries and their expenditure on personnel, operations and equipment procurement as proportion of total defence budget. "In so far as expenditure on operation and maintenance is concerned, India finds itself at a low ninth place in 2007 and 10th place in 2012 (among ten top defence forces)," the pay panel has observed. The reason, it says is because India is spending much more on personnel (salary and allowances)...

Full article: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/defence/india-sp...

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