India remains worlds largest arms importer


India continues with its embarrassing trudge on the world stage as the largest arms importer, which also makes it strategically vulnerable. A global think tank on Monday said India’s weapons imports are now three times larger than its neighbours China and Pakistan as well as cash-rich Saudi Arabia and the UAE.The latest data on international arms transfers released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) shows India accounted for 15% of the global arms imports from 2010 to 2014. “Between 2005-2009 and 2010-2014, India’s arms imports increased by 140%. In 2005-2009, India’s imports were 23% below China’s and just over double those of Pakistan,” SIPRI said.