Attacking the previous UPA government led by Congress, Sitharaman also revealed how the UPA government never utilised the defence budget for the acquisition of weapons and technology that was needed for Indian armed forces.
India is overly defensive. Despite its massive economic and military power, it does not respond to grave provocations (26/11, for example). It does not retaliate when attacked. It tolerates countless attacks on its citizens and affronts to its prestige.