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  • 01 January, 1970

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Data on Indian Defence

Data on Indian Defence

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) Report

  • India’s arms imports fell 33 % between 2011-15 and 2016-20, country has taken a raft of measures to cut dependence on imported military hardware.
  • India's top three arms suppliers during 2016-20 were Russia (accounting for 49% of India's imports), France (18%) and Israel (13%), the report said.
  • According to Sipri, India accounted for 0.2% of the share of global arms exports during 2016-20, making the country the world's 24th largest exporter of major arms.

  • This represents an increase of 228% over India’s export share of 0.1% during the previous five-year period of 2011-15.
  • Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Mauritius were the top recipients of Indian military hardware, the report said.
  • India has set aside ?70,221 crore - 63% of the military’s capital budget for 2021-22 for buying locally produced weapons and systems to boost defence indigenisation, after Make In India and Atmanirbhar Abhiyan.

The five largest arms exporters in 2016-20 were the US, Russia, France, Germany and China, while the top importers were Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Australia and China.

India is 2nd largest importer and 24th largest exporter of Arms in the World.

Source: TH

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upsc facts and data
  • 01 January, 1970

  • Min Read

Data on Indian Defence

  • Brahmos is the first supersonic cruise missile to enter service.Capable of attaining a speed ofMach 2.8 (almost three times thespeed of sound), it has a range of atleast 290 km (a new version canreach up to 400km).
  • Travelling with such velocitymeans that it would be difficult forair defence systems utilising surfacetoair missiles to intercept theBrahMos while making it easier for it to target and neutralise advanced fighter jets such as the Chinese J20 fighter aircraft moving at less than Mach 2.
  • These advanced and powerful capabilities of the BrahMos not only a. augment the strength of the Indian military, b. make it a highly desirable product, c. Arms exports can be increased, d. Fulfill arms export target of $5B by 2025.

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