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Pakistan, China increase nuclear weapons, India maintains status quo

While six countries have either reduced or maintained the same number of nuclear weapons in their arsenal in the beginning of 2019 compared to 2018, four countries - China, Pakistan, Israel and North Korea - have increased the number of bombs. 

Jun 17, 2019, 08:46 AM IST

India no longer world's top arms importer

According to SIPRI, the five largest importers during the 2014-18 period are Saudi Arabia, India, Egypt, Australia and Algeria.

Mar 12, 2019, 12:03 PM IST

China, India power rise in global military expenditure in 2017: Report

According to SIPRI - an independent body - China's tension with several of its neighbours is a major cause for increase in military expenditures.

May 02, 2018, 10:36 AM IST

Russia still India's largest defence partner

Despite India expanding its military ties with the US, Europe and Israel, Russia remains New Delhi`s number one supplier of weapons with America at a distant second.

Feb 22, 2017, 15:58 PM IST

India is world's largest arms importer: SIPRI

India was the world's largest importer of major arms in the last five years, a Stockholm-based think-tank said on Monday.

Feb 20, 2017, 19:11 PM IST

India, Pakistan's nuclear arsenal rising fast, claims international think-tank

India and Pakistan are increasing their nuclear weapon stockpiles and missile delivery capabilities, an international think-tank said on Monday.

Jun 13, 2016, 21:15 PM IST

Russian arms sales soared in 2013, bucking global slowdown: Think tank

Russian arms makers` sales soared 20 percent in 2013, bucking a slowdown in other countries` industries, largely thanks to a Kremlin push to modernise its military, the SIPRI think tank said on Monday.

Dec 15, 2014, 15:32 PM IST

World`s nuclear arsenal reduction slows down: Stockholm institute

The number of nuclear weapons in the world continue to decline, but at a slower pace than in previous years, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said Monday.

Jun 16, 2014, 05:40 AM IST

India is now world`s largest arms importer

India has become the world`s biggest importer of arms, displacing China by accounting for 10 percent of global arms sales volumes.

Mar 19, 2012, 12:39 PM IST