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Best of BS Opinion: Defence budget, policy on disinvestment, and more

Here are the top BS Opinions of the day

BS Opinion | Union Budget | Disinvestment

Rajesh Kumar 

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Business Standard pieces for the day talk about different aspects of the

One of the biggest announcements in the presented on Monday was the policy on strategic of central public sector enterprises. This would, among other things, give a big push to the overall economic reforms agenda, argues our lead editorial here.

The army, short of firepower, but with Rs 3,200 crore more in its capex budget, is likely to focus its procurement efforts on artillery— including a repeat order for Pinaka rocket launchers and the K-9 Vajra self-propelled guns that are being built by Larsen & Toubro in India with South Korean technology, writes Ajai Shukla.

Read it here.

The hope was that, in a year when the government would have more money to fund, India would finally receive measures addressed towards the victims of the pandemic. The Budget failed to provide that, notes our second editorial here

Quote of the day

“We cannot remain dependent on other countries for the defence of our country.”

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh

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First Published: Wed, February 03 2021. 02:13 IST