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Budget 2019: Modest 6.35% hike in defence budget, govt talks up OROP

The defence allocation for the coming year will account for 15.5 per cent of the central government's expenditure, and 2.05 per cent of the estimated GDP

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Budget 2019  |  Orop  |  Defence Budget

Ajai Shukla  |  New Delhi 

Interim Budget 2019, Budget 2019, Piyush Goyal
Interim Budget 2019: Finance Minister Piyush Goyal presented the Budget

With larger allocations to the agricultural and social sectors in an election year, the plumbed the lowest levels since 1962 — the year when an ill-equipped Indian Army was roundly defeated by China.

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First Published: Fri, February 01 2019. 20:05 IST