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    Pakistan listed 9th largest arms importer in the world by SIPRI
    By Usman Kabir
    Published: March 13, 2018
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    KARACHI: Pakistan is the 9th largest importer of major weapons in the world, but the country has witnessed a staggering 36 per cent decrease in arms imports during the last five years, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published on Monday.

    The non-government organisation has emphasised that the decrease in the import of weapons by Pakistan can be attributed to the country’s deteriorating relationship with Washington, previously a major source of arms for Islamabad.

    Global arms experts in Sweden believe the sale of weapons to the country has recently come under increased scrutiny as the global non-proliferation regime has moved to enforce international sanctions, placing certain suspect organisations and individual dealers on trading black lists.

    Domestic financial constraints, triggered by an internal economic crisis, have also bitten the secretive defense sector of the nation, conflict analysts have noted.

    9th largest arms importer in the world

    Pakistan is the 9th largest arms importer in the world, but despite heightened tensions along the border with arch-rival India, as well as internal conflicts, the country has decreased its arms imports substantially over the past five years, the report by the non-government organisation states.

    Pakistan pledged $7 billion for its armed forces this fiscal year, and purchased 2.8 per cent of all weapons sold in the world between 2013-2017. data released by the Swedish non-profit group indicates.

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    However, compared to period between 2008-2012, when the country was responsible for 4.9 per cent of the total global arms imports, this represents a 36 per cent decrease in the purchase of weapons.

    SIPRI has revealed that China continues to be the largest exporter of weapons to Pakistan, accounting for an astonishing 70 per cent of the total arms imports of the South Asian country. The United States of America (US) is second on the list, with a 12 per cent share in the export of weapons to the nation. The Russian Federation, which has warmed up ties with Pakistan in recent years, is third, and has a 5.7% stake in its defense sector.

    Although the actual number of weapons China exports to the country has remained roughly the same over the last ten years, the Chinese share in Pakistani arms imports has jumped from 45 per cent in 2008-2012 to almost 70 per cent in 2013-2017, the report by SIPRI highlights. The non-profit group added that Pakistan also purchased air-launched cruise missiles from China in this period.

    According to the Swedish organisation, the quoted increase in imports from China is due to the overall decrease in the procurement of weapons by Pakistan during the past five years.

    Outlining the contribution of the US to the defense industry in Pakistan, SIPRI says that there has been a substantial decrease in US arms exports to Pakistan as successive administrations in Washington have adopted a more aggressive policy against the country to express their frustration over Islamabad’s perceived lack of action against militants.

    The US reduced military aid to Pakistan during 2013-2017, and the sale of weapons between the countries has fallen by 76 per cent in the same period. In contrast to the figures quoted above, from 2008-2012, the US provided substantial military aid to Pakistan, including 28 combat aircraft and 5 maritime patrol aircraft. according to SIPRI.

    India

    SIPRI says that India is the largest arms importer in the world, accounting for 12 per cent of the global sales. The Hindu-majority country has increased the import of weapons by at least 24 per cent during the last five years.

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    Like Pakistan depends on China, India relies on Russia for the bulk of its weapons. According to SIPRI, during 2013-2017, Russia accounted for a whooping 62 per cent of arms imports to India.

    But experts believe the South Asian country is seeking to diversify the sources of its arms imports, and in an effort in this regard, has inched closer to the United States.

    The relationship between US and India is growing into a strategic partnership against rising superpower China, evidenced by a sky-rocketing 557 per cent increase in arms sales between India and US over the last five years. US is also supplying the Indians with advanced military equipment, SIPRI underlines.

    Advanced weaponry being provided to India includes long-range maritime patrol aircraft, strategic transport aircraft and combat helicopters. Apart from these, India has bought air-launched cruise missiles from France, surface- and submarine-launched cruise missiles from Russia, and loitering munitions, commonly known as suicide drones, from Israel, SIPRI reported.

    Israel is identified as the third major defense partner for the Indians, and the movement of arms from Tel Aviv to New Delhi has increased by 285 per cent between 2008–2012 and 2013–2017, according to the non-profit group.

    China, United States and Russia

    SIPRI lists China as the fifth biggest arms exporter in the world, and says that the country’s weapons sales have increased by 38 per cent in the last five years.

    According to the non-government organisation, China delivered major arms to 48 countries in 2013–2017. Pakistan was the main recipient, with a 35 per cent share, as it has been for all five-year periods since 1991. Large increases in arms supplies to Bangladesh and Algeria accounted for much of the growth in total Chinese arms exports in this period.

    Interestingly, China is also the fifth largest arms importer in the world in the SIPRI report, although it has made a 19 per cent decrease in import of weapons since the 2008-2012 period. The bull of Chinese purchases in the defense sector come from Russia, France and Ukraine.

    These are the countries exporting weapons to Pakistan and India

    The US was the top arms exporter in the world during 2013–2017, according to SIPRI. Its share of total arms exports globally rose from 30 per cent to 34 per cent over the past five years, as it delivered major weapons to at least 98 states in the last five years.

    According to the non-profit group, states in the Middle East accounted for 49 per cent of US arms exports during this period, Saudi Arabia being the largest beneficiary with 18 per cent of total US arms exports.

    SIPRI has ranked the American nation as the 14th largest importer of weaponry as well. The US imports most of its arms from North Atlantic Treat Organisation allies Germany, France and Netherlands.

    The report has termed Russia the second largest arms exporter in the world, despite the fact that the exports of major weapons by the country has decreased by 7.1 per cent over the past five years. In 2013–2017, Russia delivered major weapons to 47 states, SIPRI states.

    A total of 58 per cent of Russia’s arms exports went to its top three recipients: India, China and Vietnam, which accounted for 35, 12 and 10 per cent, of the total exports respectively.

    Surprisingly, and unlike rival states, Russia is not on the list of the top forty global arms importers identified in the report by SIPRI.

    Global trends and analysis

    Conflict analysts at SIPRI have said that the volume of international transfers of major weapons in 2013-2017 was 10 per cent higher than in the preceding five years.

    Trends in the released data by SIPRI indicate that the flow of arms increased to Asia and the Middle East in the past five years, perhaps as a result of heightened tensions around around new conflict zones, while there was a decrease in the flow to Africa, the Americas and Europe.

    The five biggest exporters – the United States, Russia, France, Germany and China – together accounted for 74 per cent of all arms exports in 2013–2017.

    A range of experts have given their opinion on the SIPRI report, which can be accessed online publicly.

    “The increased flow of arms raises concerns over their impact on international peace and security”, Jan Eliasson, Chair of the SIPRI Governing Board, told the official website of the Swedish group. “It stresses the need to improve and implement international mechanisms such as the Arms Trade Treaty,” she added.

    Another expert, Pieter Wezeman, Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military Expenditure Programme, noted in the report that the “widespread violent conflict in the Middle East and concerns about human rights have led to political debate in Western Europe and North America about restricting arms sales to these countries”.

    Regarding tensions between Pakistan and India in South Asia, a senior researcher with SIPRI has maintained that India’s growing demands for weapons is driven by its fear of Pakistan and China, but the Hindu-majority country “remains unable to produce weapons itself”.

    “China, by contrast, is becoming increasingly capable of producing its own weapons and continues to strengthen its relations with Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar through arms supplies,” the researcher added in his assessment.
     
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    Reasons for this is two and that is
    Cheaper supplier China which give same product with 1/3 of price and Pakistan make it Pakistan programs which Pakistan is successfully conducting and now we have more local products AlHumdUllah
     
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    Pakistan is now an arms exporting country.
     
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    They have to since India is in a arms race to counter China , Pakistan has only like 30% of the Indian arsenal at average
     
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    Are you high? Stop yammering about these made up numbers on every single thread. What is the source of these figures? Did any credible new paper outlet, organisation or even an Indian analyst :rolleyes1: speak of this 30% that you have been ranting about ever since you started posting on PDF?

    Just a piece of advice for you that it is better to stay dumb and not say anything rather than to be an utter moron by opening your mouth.

    Before you start quoting GFP to me i would like to enlighten about the fact that it is just a Blog and not a credible and accurate source of information.
     
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    https://www.globalfirepower.com/countries-comparison-detail.asp

    Manpower : 15%

    Fos : 18%

    Active personal :48%

    Reserve : 8%

    Total military personnel : 22%

    Military budget : 13%

    Air crafts: 46%

    Total military personnel : 22%

    Military budget : 13%

    Air crafts: 46%

    Flight interceptors : 44%

    Attack aircraft : 38%

    Transporters : 30%

    helicopters : 47%

    Tanks : 65%

    Afv : 45%

    Towed artillery: 38%

    Rocket protectors: 46%

    Aircraft carriers: 0%

    Submarines: 50%

    Frigets:70%

    Destroyers: 0%

    Corvettes:0%

    Petrol craft: 12%

    Mine warfare craft: 50%



    Pakistan has less than 30-40% of each category , indian has conventional superiority over Pakistan for 50 years, this is hardly new news
    if your iq is so low can't do basic percentage math that a 3rd garde school kids can , then you are in no position to give anyone any advice
    All of their sources are from the respective government official releases , the numbers are the same if you pull it from ispr headquarters right blue , it doesn't magically increase because you want it to
     
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    Keeps repeating the same retarded shyt in every other thread... fukin clown.
     
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    Prove me wrong troll , i have my source
     
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    :rofl: Talk about sticking to the ignorance. Again where are your sources? Stop wasting my time here with your typical fictional nonsense.
    No one is debating the facts about Indian Military conventional edge over pakistan but to think you can put it in a percentage is nothing short of moronic. Pakistan military has never advertised strength of its Naval land and Air fleet at any forum or public document what so ever. Just this fact should be enough for you but fo you i would like to say.

    Stay Ignorant Forever :enjoy:
     
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    what india can do now sir china have 146bn$ defense budget for this year ?
     
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    What source? Pakistan Military never advertises their military strength or numbers at any forum as a state policy. Unless you think that GFP is some sort of super spy agency then i will believe your source :pleasantry::cuckoo:.
     
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    India just needs enough deterrence to kick them out of tibet which we do , I never claimed we can fight a war with mainland China or even attempt to invade there , the best part of tibet is you can't have a conventional beetle there . China needs 140+ billion to modernize its Soviet era junk with 5th gen fighters to carriers , as they are committing with Russia & U.S.

    India uses its 50+ billion budget to. Strategically counter China , in selective regional warfare on a defective front.

    :crazy: you are on a defence forum that posts its countries arms purchase & stock information regularly

    Also your military by law needs to keep the senet in the loop, which can be accessed by news organizations iirc

    http://www.senatedefencecommittee.com.pk/activity-detail.php?pageid=news-detail&newsid=MjE=
     
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    sir tibet in not indian land and india did not claim tibet then why india want to spend billions of billions dollars for kick out china from tibet ?
     
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    And that's what I want to say.

    Because India's 400 million illiteracy needs fantasies..........
    Now let's look at the firepower of this illiterate country, which can support his fantasy??

    Indian Army ammunition won’t even last 10 days in event of a war, suggests CAG reports

    A 'Crash Landing': The Slow and Painful Death of India's Air Force

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    So low IQ + 400 million illiterate. - this is India. In addition to fantasize that he has nothing, forgive them, after all - Oh, superpower.

    @Imran Khan @Pandora @DESERT FIGHTER

    Oh, BTW. Let's see who is rubbish and junk.

    india——LCA
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    China——L15
    L-15 教练飞机.jpg
    @patman
     
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    I dont need to.

    You can shove a blog up your crevices as far as im considered.. shythead bharti.
     
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