If one were to have a holistic picture of military diplomacy and view the budget from that angle, well, MEA has been allocated roughly the same numbers as last year, however from a military diplomacy point of view, allocation for aid to neighbouring countries has seen South Asia as a priority, neighbours first seems to be the policy. Allocations are a clear indication of the military diplomacy the government is focusing on. Exports of defence products to these countries would be encouraged.
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Author: Shanti Kuber