The Indian government just announced its highest ever outlay for defence
Acting Finance Minister
The higher spending comes as India prepares for incursions by its neighbour
China has made significant inroads into most of India’s immediate neighbours- Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Maldives and most importantly, Pakistan, through the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (which also runs through Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir), thereby forming a strategic military circle around India, commonly referred to as the “String of Pearls.”
In December 2018, India was reported to be increasing the size of its navy in order to counter China’s fleet.