6.20 pm: PM Narendra Modis BJP will announce a national agenda on Monday, with the main agenda focusing on the economy, education, defence, health, defence research, defence technology and innovation, defence industry and defence procurement, and the military.
Modis will address a national convention, organised by the BJP, on Monday.
This will be his first convention in the run-up to the general election in 2019.
Modi will take stock of his government’s performance in the first few days of his mandate.
His cabinet, including ministers and members of parliament, will meet on Monday afternoon to consider the key challenges faced by the country, as well as the agenda for the upcoming two years.
Mods cabinet will meet for the first time since it took over in February.
The first day of the agenda is expected to be dominated by the economic agenda.
The focus of the budget and other government departments is expected on defence and national security.
The budget will focus on the defence budget, which is expected in the coming weeks.
There is also a focus on education, which will be the key area for Modi to take stock.
Modiyas economic agenda will include the following areas:On a visit to a military hospital in New Delhi, the prime minister said that there was no war in the country.
Modises government is likely to focus on defence spending.
The Defence Finance Board, which has a large stake in defence projects, has said it is looking at a Rs 1,400 crore defence budget.
The budget will include Rs 9,500 crore in the next fiscal year, which ends in March 2020.
The ministry of defence said the budget will be announced on Monday and the government would make the details public once it was released.
The Defence Acquisition Council will have a say in how the budget is allocated.
Modimis defence agenda will be led by Lt Gen A K Sinha, the head of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), which is responsible for the development of the armed forces and the defence industries.
Modits cabinet has already announced an increase in defence spending from Rs 8,000 crore to Rs 10,000 crores.
The military budget will see a rise of Rs 1.25 lakh crore, the ministry of defense said.
The prime minister also said that the defence minister will be appointed as defence minister.
A senior defence ministry official said that while the defence ministry will appoint the person who will be a member of the cabinet, the cabinet will also have to approve it.
The prime minister will nominate the cabinet minister for the post.
The defence ministry has said that Sinha will be named defence minister and the minister will take over from Sinha as defence secretary.
The official said Sinha is the defence secretary but the cabinet secretary will be chosen from among the members of the defence team.
The ministry has also said it will look into the possibility of naming a senior general for the defence portfolio.
A member of Sinha’s team, the Defence Production and Research Organisation (DPRO), will also be appointed.
The government has also announced a hike in defence funding from Rs 10 lakh crore to $16,000.
The defence ministry said that it will be releasing details of the funding as soon as it is made public.
The increase in funding is due to the government’s decision to increase the fuel subsidy.
The finance minister has already indicated that the budget for the next two years will be higher than the defence spending hike announced in February, as a result of a hike to fuel subsidies.
The government is also planning to increase defence procurement spending from $16.6 billion to $17 billion in the two years, which would be the highest in the world.