Union Government Has Constructed 11 Member Panel to Relook Defence Spend


11 members committee has been constituted by Union Government to recommend measures to develop the combat capabilities of the equipped forces and re-balance the general defence expenditure. Lt Gen D B Shekatkar (retd) will head the 11-member committee.

  • It also comprises numerous top soldierly officers as well as civilian experts.
  • The complete purpose of the committee is to confirm battle competences Indian armed forces and improve their possible with a better teeth-to-tail battle ratio, within budgetary constraints.
  • It also seeks to ensure thinner and cost-effective aggressive forces of India.


  • The committee was established owed to the current income component (day-to-day costs/salaries) in the defence budget.
  • The revenue component generally surpasses the capital expense every year and plants a very little for new modernization projects for the armed forces.
  • Kargil conflict, Union Government is trying to follow a policy of ‘save and raise’ to expand combat capabilities without manpower upsurges since the 1999.
  • For this government is concentrating on modernization and introduction of cutting-edge technologies, for optimization of manpower.

- Published/Last Modified on: May 23, 2016