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    how much troop deployment cost ?

    the cost of maintaining one soldier in battle ready and fully operational status on both sides is about US$ 10 daily. Cost of deploying one million troops thus is US$ 10 million a day for India and about US$ 400,000 a day for Pakistan. India thus is spending US$ 300 million a month, while Pakistan around 120 million dollars. have One year military deployment will cost India about four billion dollars and to Pakistan 1.5 billion US dollars.

    #2
    Rvikz, you make an interesting point. May the standoff continue for another two years at, least.

    If it does, that would mean over the next two years, India in total would have spent about $18 billion on defense alone. Whereas, Pakistan with its relatively good arms manufacturing infrastructure and missile technology does not need to increase itís spending greatly.

    It would not be long before India is back to the days of Desai in the early 90ís.

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      #3
      Dear Rvikz, I donít know the source of your figures, but even if we take that figure of US$ 10 per person, large part of it must include salary, maintenance of equipment, etc.
      Unlike countries like US, Israel, we do not keep reserve forces, who otherwise work somewhere else. India was having this force in any case and a good part was spent on them already. So only the extra cost should be calculated which I believe will not be more than US$ 3-4 per person.

      And 2bornot2b, Pakistan needs army to run its government and now to man Afghan border also. You can keep your missile technology(borrowed) and even better nuclear bombs, when conventional forces are on border, Pak will have to keep proportionate forces on its side. The forces there are not for war but for showing that nuclear deterrent is not enough deterrent for Pak to spread terrorism unchecked. And I am certain the stand-off has a tacit approval of US too, as you can see they never called India to pull its troops back without attaching a pre-condition on Pak. They want to keep Pak under check and pressure in order for it to comply without fail. And as Bush always says, Make no mistake about it.

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        #4
        Dhir - thank you for your reply, very informative as usual.

        Please continue the border presence. Like you said, it is indeed helping the Indians.

        I was wrong. The defence figure for India if it continues the stand-off (assuming Dhir's figures), would be $14.3 billion over the next 2 years.

        With the above revised figures, please add another 4 months to the date, by which India would reach the state it was in during the early 90's.

        Have a nice day.



        [This message has been edited by Mursalin (edited March 11, 2002).]

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          #5
          There seems to be a mix up in yr figures. Acc. to Rivzk and if you consider my point, the figure would be additional US$ 2-2.5 bn for two years for India. The point is whose economy can take it for long. Let us see how long Pak can it (Oh I am sorry they can take it long enough as now they hv started receiving those donations/loans again)

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            #6
            ofcourse we are hurting bad, our ecomomy is weaker, and even though India is spending way more for way more troops, the ratio between their expense and total revenue of the nation, is managable. Pakistan on the other hand has a far more difficult time. But, what can we do when the enemy come-a-knockin.

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              #7
              Originally posted by dhir:
              ...There seems to be a mix up in yr figures. Acc. to Rivzk and if you consider my point, the figure would be additional US$ 2-2.5 bn for two years for India. The point is whose economy can take it for long. Let us see how long Pak can it (Oh I am sorry they can take it long enough as now they hv started receiving those donations/loans again)...

              Dhir, I can now see the frustration people have discussing figures with our Indian friends on this board. Please add the Indian defence budget ($6.5b/annum) to the cost of the stand off. You can now see how much the Indians will be spending in total over the two years. This works out to about $15 billion.

              Can India really continue to spend this much money on defence while 500 million people are starving or below the poverty line? Surely the Indians by now must have realized that the BJP are really not interested in nation building, but only muslim burning.

              It would not be long before India is back to the days of Desai in the early 90ís.

              B.T.W, thanks for your concerns with regards to Pakistanís loans situation.

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                #8
                India spends far more on troop expenses, especially in Siachen, and Kashmir because of hostile conditions, since these areas tend to be geographically more contagious to Pakistan, India runs up huge costs in the conflict.

                A reason why Pakistan is not to oushed about siachen, because it bleeds India more.
                How can a man die better than facing fearful odds for the ashes of his fathers and the Temple of his Gods?

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                  #9
                  no wonder Siachin is still going on...

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                    #10
                    indian have much more capacity endure poverty
                    compared to west pakistan.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by rvikz:
                      ...indian have much more capacity endure poverty compared to west pakistan...

                      Please tell that to the 500 million starving Indians. Also tell them that the $15b India will spend on defence over the next two years will fill their bellies.

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                        #12
                        2b(an imbecile):

                        Pakistan spends 40% of its revenues in Military. India much much less! In terms of % of GDP Pakistan is much higher.

                        True! It costs India more! But India has more deeper pockets.

                        A few months back, a few guppies were happy that Terrorists are bleeding India. Now the tables have turned. It is Pakistan that is bleeding thru the nose (and other crevices)

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by 2bornot2b:

                          Please tell that to the 500 million starving Indians. Also tell them that the $15b India will spend on defence over the next two years will fill their bellies.

                          until kashmir is settled the cost wil be high
                          for india higher for pakistan. for 6 million kashmiris (actullay they have lowest poverty
                          rate) both countries keep non-kashmiris poor.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by kumarakn:
                            ...2b(an imbecile)...

                            Thanks. The fact that you use such words means you have no decent replies and have lost the argument.

                            It's amazing how many Indians on this board have starting using foul language since the burning of muslims in Gujrat to defend their case.


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                              #15
                              Reported by THE ASIAN AGE on the 10 August 99


                              Nightmare for Army in Valley: It needs more men

                              By Rahul Bedi


                              Intelligence officials estimate Pakistan spends around Rs 2
                              crores a month or Rs 24 crores annually to sustain Kashmirís
                              militancy. Indiaís daily expenditure on CI Ops in the
                              Valley, however, is around Rs 2 crores or around Rs 730
                              crores per year, some 30 times the amount expended by
                              Pakistan to execute its "death by a thousands cuts."
                              Kashmir policy, by gradually bleeding its neighbour in
                              financial and manpower resources.
                              India spends another Rs 3 crores a day maintaining troops at
                              Siachen (or Rs 1,095 crores annually ) while the daily bill
                              for manning 140 km of the LoC in the Kargil region is
                              estimated at around Rs 12-Rs 15 crores or between Rs 4,380
                              crores and Rs 5,475 crores. In short, the cost of defending
                              Kashmir is upwards of Rs 6,752 crores per year or around one
                              sixth of last yearís defence budget of Rs 45,694 crores. The
                              cost in human lives is incalculable. Tomorrow: Armyís Kargil
                              cover-up


                              Pakistan spends Rs. 24 crore and India spends Rs 6,752 crores,
                              i.e. India spends 281 times more than Pakistan. Now who said
                              India is not bleeding ?

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