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Budget 2015: Defence outlay Rs 246,727 crore

Jaitley said that the govt was following a policy of transparency and quick decision-making in procurement to keep the defence forces prepared for any eventuality

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Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaks in the Lok Sabha in New Delhi.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Saturday said that the government had provided an outlay of Rs.246,727 crore for for 2015-16.

Jaitley said in his speech that the government was following a policy of transparency and quick decision-making in procurement to keep the forces prepared for any eventuality.
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He said that government was pushing for Make in India policy in manufacturing. He added the defence outlay had been enhanced over the last fiscal at Rs.246,727 crore.

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First Published: Sat, February 28 2015. 12:36 IST