France fosters Defence Spending
France pledges to increase its Defence Spending to all time high estimated at €4 Billion/year to tackle extremism both within the country and the overseas. According to French Commander-in-Chief Francois Hollande, the increase would take place over for a period of four years starting 2016 and this year budget will see a cut back. He further adds, dedicative battalions consisting of 7000 soldiers will be deployed across France to protect sensitive sites will be a common practice from now onwards.
France has experienced one of the worst terrorist attacks on its soil, by extremists targeting satirical magazine of Charlie Hebdo in the month of January 2015, from then French Government has initiated high alert to counter the terrorist outfits inside its territory. It has been successful since then in foiling five more planned attacks and further enhanced the vigilance across the country. Despite the threats received from various terror organizations spread within the country and overseas, France is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to Security, Protection and Independence of citizens.
The Defence Budget will stay intact at €31.4 Billion ($35 billion; £22 billion) and will see an increase by an extra of €3.8 billion between 2016 and 2019. The move will save job cuts of 18,500 from 34,000 that were planned for the security over the next five years.
The move will foster France’s internal security with additional funding would also protect French Armed forces to protect engaged in various operations overseas, places such as Iraq and the Sahel region of Africa.
France will further deepen military ties with all its allies especially countries belonging to NATO alliance, by engaging military exercises with the UK, the US and Germany. It will further enhance the military infrastructure in defending the oncoming threats.
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