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Defence Ministry eyeing enhanced allocation in upcoming budget

Defence Ministry has pushed for enhanced allocation in the upcoming budget, Minister of State for Defence, Subhash R Bhamre indicated on Thursday.
India TV Politics Desk Hyderabad January 05, 2017 23:44 IST
India TV Politics Desk

Aiming the modernisation of armed forces, Defence Ministry has pushed for enhanced allocation in the upcoming budget, Minister of State for Defence, Subhash R Bhamre indicated on Thursday. 

“Raksha Mantri (Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar) is definitely eyeing for that, and he has already spoken to the people concerned”, Bhamre told reporters when asked if the Ministry is seeking enhanced allocation in the upcoming Union Budget.

Asked if infiltration into Kashmir from across the border has come down, the minister said: “Past few days, border is quiet….situation is much better. We are hoping to improve it day-by-day because our strategy is…we want peace at the border”. 

As for the possibility of resumption of dialogue with Pakistan, he said: “Let’s hope for the best”.

Earlier, he delivered his inaugural address at a seminar on “leveraging defence expenditure as a tool for nation building”, organised by College of Defence Management.

(With PTI inputs)