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India world’s largest importer of weapons

India has yet again emerged as the world’s largest importer of weapons and military equipment, accounting for 15 per cent of global imports, with Russia being its majority supplier, a Stockholm-based think tank said on Monday. Between 2005-2009 and 2010-14, India’s imports increased by 140 per cent.

In 2010-14, India’s imports were three times larger than those of either of its regional rivals China and Pakistan, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said. This is in contrast with the 2005-2009 period when India’s imports were 23 per cent below China’s and just over double of those of Pakistan.
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