Sweden reported that India overtake China as the world’s largest arms importer
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Global Network reporter Zhong Weidong reported that Swedish Stockholm International Peace Research Institute recently released a report that India has surpassed China as the world’s largest arms importer. India between 2006 and 2010 the share of global arms imports 9% of total arms imports.
According to “The Times of India” on March 14, 2007, according to the Swedish Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reports that China’s arms imports accounted for 6% of the world, the world’s second importing country. United States retains its position of world’s largest arms exporter, followed by Russia and Germany points out.
reported that India is not the first time in such international charts. Congressional Research Service report released earlier, India in 2004 and 2005 imports of conventional weapons had been in the world, “top”, imports were $ 5.7 billion and $ 5.4 billion.
“The Times of India,” said India’s defense spending will reach $ 36 billion, although less than the Chinese, but it does not hinder the pace of military modernization in India. Indian Kashmir since 1999 after a conflict, the United States, Russia, Israel and France and other countries signed a total of $ 50 billion arms purchase agreement. As India’s military-industrial development “limited”, India has nearly 70% of weapons imported from abroad, within the foreseeable future, India will remain arms importer status.
report also said that India and France are preparing to sign an agreement to buy Mirage 2000 fighters, the agreement worth $ 2.1 billion. India and the United States will sign to buy 10 C-17 “Globemaster” transport aircraft of the strategic agreement, the total amount of $ 4.1 billion. In addition, the Indian armed forces also plan to purchase more than 600 kinds of aircraft helicopters. Indian Navy is promoting named “India 75 – Project” project, to be the sixth generation of new purchases as soon as possible “submarine.” Indian Air Force plans from 2020 onwards, and gradually introduce 250-300 aircraft T-50 Russian Sukhoi fifth-generation stealth fighter.