Foreign media in India compete with China’s military spending will exceed the UK
Lebanon “News” magazine on September 17 published an article entitled “U.S., India and the United Kingdom ranks top arms trade”, are summarized below.
when people called for peaceful coexistence between countries, the total number of competitors attempting to competition to justify their existence, especially those with destruction weapons, including the United States, India and the United Kingdom . Some reports pointed out that as Washington seeks to rearm Iraq and Afghanistan, and trying to contain Iran and North Korea, the recent U.S. arms sales continue to grow. The arms sales of products including tanks, helicopters, fighter jets, missiles and unmanned aircraft. Middle East countries are large weapons imports, followed by North Africa, Asia, Latin America, Europe and Canada.
United States is not the only exporter of arms market, as it faced from Russia and other countries in competition, especially in Russia to sell India fighter large transactions.
world has more than 60 countries each year by the United States amounted to $ 4.5 billion in military aid, including Israel and Egypt accounted for 80%.
added some new weapons to rely on the U.S. list of countries, including Argentina, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Georgia, India, Iraq, Morocco and Pakistan. United Arab Emirates is considering spending $ 16 billion purchase of U.S. missile defense system, 26 “Osprey” tilt-rotor machine, 900 “Hellfire” missiles. At the same time, Saudi Arabia signed with the U.S. government to buy arms worth $ 6 billion contract.
Israel’s plan to buy four from the United States amounted to $ 1.9 billion warship. So far, Israeli arms is not spending increase, $ 13 billion last year, a few years ago the average annual $ 12 billion, mainly because of complex weapons systems take time to create. Two new large U.S. buyers in Iraq and Afghanistan, in Baghdad with the United States signed a $ 3 billion worth of contracts, but also intends to spend 70 billion to buy other weapons.
the next five years, India’s military spending will exceed the UK defense budget, mainly due to the focus on New Delhi to compete with China. British “Sunday Telegraph” that the rise of China and India and some competition among the fastest growing countries, means that the world will undergo great changes in military power, military power development is moving from Europe to Asia.
the last three years, India’s military spending at an average annual growth rate of 18%, while the increase with inflation, the British military spending increase of only 1.4%. If growth continues at this rate, by 2013, India’s defense spending from the current ￡ 15 billion to 350 million pounds, while the UK’s current military budget but ￡ 34 billion.
past five years, the United States topped the highest in the world arms exports, arms sales as high as $ 63 billion, Russia $ 33 billion, France $ 17 billion, Germany and Israel were 90 billion dollars.
in the last five years, a major importer of weapons in Saudi Arabia (310 billion), India (180 million) and U.S. (170 billion U.S. dollars). In addition, Australia, Canada and Pakistan’s arms imports are growing.