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Weak leadership, policy paralysis under UPA regime hampered critical defence preparedness

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Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday tabled the ‘White Paper on the Indian Economy’ in Lok Sabha. The doc particulars the failures of the UPA-led authorities throughout its rule and highlights the successes made by the NDA-led authorities below Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s management prior to now 10 years.

From scams to wastage of public sources, the White Paper calls consideration to the damages made to the economic system by the UPA authorities below its tenure.

The doc additionally mentions the shortage of defence preparedness in the course of the UPA authorities period. “Such was the lack of consideration for long-term national development that even the
critical issue of defence preparedness was hampered by policy paralysis. Weak leadership and a consistent lack of intent and action resulted in defence under-preparedness,” the doc learn.

Armed forces had been plagued with a scarcity of combat-ready gear and ammunition by 2012, the White Paper says. The interval additionally noticed delayed procurement of fighter jets and gear like bullet-proof jackets and night time imaginative and prescient goggles.

“In the UPA government, decision-making came to a standstill due to corruption and
scandals in defence , compromising defence preparedness. The government delayed the
acquisition of artillery and anti-aircraft guns, fighters, submarines, night fighting gear and a
host of equipment upgrades,” the doc additional says.

Together with this, the White Paper has listed a number of scams that marked the rule of the UPA authorities such because the non-transparent public sale of public sources, the 2G spectrum rip-off, the coal gate rip-off and the Frequent Wealth Video games (CWG) rip-off.

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