India was the top arms importer in 2019-23.

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India was the top arms importer in 2019-23.

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La Excellence IAS Academy | March 13, 2024 | Current Affairs

Syllabus: GS-III, Subject: Current Affairs,  Topic: Reports & Indices, Issue: India’s Arms Imports.

Context: India continues to be the world’s largest arms importer, according to the SIPRI report.

Highlights of the Report:

  1. Russia continues as India’s main arms supplier, but its share is declining.
  2. India is diversifying sources, with France and the United States.
  3. Concerns over China’s military ambitions drive: increased arms imports by neighbouring countries like Japan and South Korea.
  4. China’s military cooperation with Pakistan: a significant portion of China’s arms exports going to Pakistan.
  5. Largest Arms Importers: India > Saudi Arabia > Qatar > Ukraine > Pakistan
  6. Top Countries importing arms to India: Russia > France > Unites States of America

Prelims Connect (Institutions in News)

SIPRI (Stockholm International Peace Research Institute):

●      It is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament.

●      Provides data, analysis and recommendations.

●      It is based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Source: The Hindu

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