Defence spending was set to increase by nearly 6 per cent to Rs76,000 million.
Despite this, defence spending in Africa is rising once again.
That is at the mid to lower end of world defence spending.
Defence spending rose by 6 per cent to taka13,800 million.
The squeeze on defence spending, for instance, is £15bn by 2015.
The government was committed to further major reductions in defence spending.
It is a false economy too, because defence spending brings good jobs.
There was a difference in opinion over how the defence spending should be allocated however.
Swedish defence spending per capita has been higher than in many other countries.
Beyond that there isn't a philosophical, in principle, level at which you would set defence spending.