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INDIA EMERGES SECOND-LARGEST ARMS IMPORTER DURING 2016-2020

INDIA EMERGES SECOND-LARGEST ARMS IMPORTER DURING 2016-2020

Context

India emerges second-largest arms importer during 2016-2020, despite a 33% cut in imports: SIPRI Report

Details

  • The imports of weapons and military equipment by India declined by 33% during 2016-2020, as per the annual report titled “Trends in International Arms Transfers-2020”, released by Sweden-based think-tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

About SIPRI

It is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament. It was established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public. Based in Stockholm, SIPRI is regularly ranked among the most respected think tanks worldwide.

Vision and mission

SIPRI's vision is a world in which sources of insecurity are identified and understood, conflicts are prevented or resolved, and peace is sustained.

SIPRI’s mission is to

  • undertake research and activities on security, conflict and peace;
  • provide policy analysis and recommendations;
  • facilitate dialogue and build capacities;
  • promote transparency and accountability; and
  • deliver authoritative information to global audiences.

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