Budgetary Allocation for Defence

New Delhi : Gross Defence Budget (BE) as percentage of GDP for the last two years and current year are as under:

(Rs in Crore)

Year Defence Budget (BE)

[Gross]

GDP* Defence  Budget as percentage of GDP
2019-20 4,72,069.78 2,11,00,607.00 2.24
2020-21 5,14,796.69 2,24,89,420.00 2.29
2021-22 5,20,794.99 2,22,87,379.00 2.34

*Figures are as per Budget at a Glance of the Union Budget.

It may be seen from above that Defence Budget is consistently increasing in absolute terms as well as a percentage of GDP.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to  Tiruchi Siva in Rajya Sabha today.