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IAF seeks Rs 40,000 crore to acquire new equipment


The capital expenditure of Rs 39,300 crore earmarked for IAF in this year’s budget is not enough to upgrade capabilities and more money needs to be pumped in to avoid a funding crisis, said an official.

india Updated: Sep 14, 2019 05:23 IST

In March 2016, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa (then vice chief) admitted that IAF did not have a sufficient number of warplanes to fight a two-front war with China and Pakistan, drawing attention to the sharp drawdown of India’s fighter fleet.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

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