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Expenditure on Defense

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  1. Devil

    Devil Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Don't you think that india is spending too much into defense rather than other anythingelse. Remember how russia fell into complete debt back 90's it was because competition against U.S. are we doing the same thing and this time we will be in debt
     
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    MAFIAN GOD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Dude, India spends 2-2.5 % of total GDP on Defence. And we are spending around 8-10% of total GDP on EACH main issues like health, education, poverty etc.
    Russia used to spent around 10% of their GDP on defence sector only till 1990s and thats why they went bankrrupt.
    And we are not competing with USA but we just improving and modernising our forces.
     
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    Devil Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    india is not competing with U.S. but surely are with china and pakistan
     
  4. sahil

    sahil 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    India defence spending as a percentage of GDP is very much small. It should be minimum of 3% of GDP.Now its only around 2.5% which is very low compared to any other developing or developed country.
     
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    Why Americans Must End America
    Why Americans Must End America’s Self-Generating Wars
    Some extracts:

    "The most urgent political challenge to the world today is how to prevent the so-called “pax Americana†from progressively degenerating, like the 19th-century so-called “pax Britannica†before it, into major global warfare."

    "Above all the War on Terror is a self-generating war, because, as many experts have warned, it produces more terrorists than it eliminates. And it has become inextricably combined with America’s earlier self-generating and hopelessly unwinnable war, the so-called War on Drugs."

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    "Thus did Britain slip into circumstances akin to those of the United States in the 1980s and most of the 1990s – slumping nonsupervisory wage levels and declining basic industries on one hand, and at the other end of the scale a heyday for banks, financial services, and securities, a sharp rise in the portion of income coming from investment, and a stunning percentage of income and assets going to the top 1 percent."

    "Both the apogee of the British empire and the start of its decline can be dated to the 1850s. In that decade London instituted direct control over India, displacing the nakedly exploitative East India Company."

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