Bangladesh Defence Budget 2014 and other countries
Defence budget increased by 1200 Koti Taka which is US $155.8 Million
Army Allocation : $1.17 Billion
Navy Allocation : $303 Million
Air Force Allocation : $304 Million
Defence Budget of south Asian countries as of their GDP
Bangladesh India Pakistan Myanmar
GDP : $170 Billion $1.8 Trillion $215 Billion $68 Billion
Total Budget : $32.5 Billion $280 Billion $40 Billion $19.49 Billion
Defence Budget : $2.14 Billion $37 Billion $6.32 Billion $2.4 Billion
Percentage of Budget : 6.5% 17% 15.73% 12.4%
Percentage of GDP : 1.25% 1.79% 2.9% 3.5%
Myanmar spends more money of GDP in Defence budget.They spend $1.4 Billion for their 450,000 strong armed forces in salaries and maintenance.The rest $1 Billion is for buying weapons.
On the other side Bangladesh army spends $1.17 Billion for it's 180,000 strong army alone for salaries and maintenance.
Myanmar has 32 Mig-29C while Bangladesh has only 8 Mig-29B.Also Myanmar acquired 4 HQ-12 Medium Range SAM but Bangladesh has only 2 FM-90 Short Range SAM.Myanmar is also considering buying Kilo and Amur Class submarine from Russia.
But to keep pace with neighbor Bangladesh need at least 10 batteries of HQ-16 Medium range SAM and 2 batteries of HQ-9 SAM with ToT for Air Defence of Bangladesh.
We can compare ourselves with Vietnam who has almost same GDP of Bangladesh and has S-300VM SAM,around 36 Su-30K2,Buk-2M SAM,Geperad class frigate.If Vietnam can afford to buy them then we are also capable
GDP of Vietnam is $170 Billion and they have
- 6 Kilo Class submarine.
- 2 Geperad Class frigates in their country.
- 2 Sigma class corvette
- 2 K-300P Bastion-P systems
- 36 Su-30MK2
- 12 Su-27
- 6 Buk-M2E SAM
- 2 S-300PMU-2 SAM
- 8 Pantsir-S1 SAM
If Bangladesh wants to become stronger in military it has to spend it's money wisely and correctly.