Russia said that in 2011 India imported over $ 6.6 billion arms ranks first in the world
LONDON Dec. 27 news: According to the Russian “ties” network reported on 26 December, the Russian arms trade center world, today announced the soon to be over 2011 years, India still maintains the world’s largest arms importer position.
Russia announced the world’s arms trade center’s initial assessment data, in India this year, weapons and military equipment imports totaled $ 6.61 billion. At the same time, in 2011 the world’s arms imports totaled $ 70.2 billion, creating the “cold war” since the end of record.
According to the Swedish Stockholm International Peace Research Institute released a report, India since 2006 has been the world’s largest arms importer. India’s arms imports last year amounted to $ 5.2 billion. According to the Russian arms trade center of the world 2012 preliminary forecast of the situation, the countries next year imports of weapons and equipment will not be less than $ 65 billion, of which India’s arms imports will amount to about 80 billion U.S. dollars, the proportion of 12 %.
row this year after India became the world’s second largest arms importer in the UAE, its arms imports amounted to $ 6.14 billion. Australia is ranked third, its arms imports amounted to $ 5.23 billion. It is predicted that Australia’s weapons imports next year will drop to $ 2.4 billion.
arms imports in the year 2011 rankings, the top ten other countries including Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Iraq, Venezuela, Turkey and Pakistan. As in 2003-2010 and had been in the top three global arms imports out of China, Russia and the world’s arms trade center did not publish its preliminary report related data. (Compiled: Compass)