Criticising the defence budget of this year, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi asserted that the central government wants to send a message to the forces that it won't support them if China enters the country. He said, "China enters into India and grabs our land. What message do you give them? That we won't increase our Defence Expenditure. You raised it by Rs 3000-4000 Cr. What message did you give? That you can enter India and do whatever you want, we won't support our Defence Forces."