India has become the biggest weapon buyer country in the world. Between 2013 and 2017, India's share of arms imported from the world is 12 percent. According to the report released by the Global Think Tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), there has been an increase of 24 percent in weapon purchase between 2008 to 2012, and 2013 to 2017.
According to this report, between 2013-2017, India has imported 62 percent of the weapons from Russia. After India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, UAE, China, Australia, Algeria, Iraq, Pakistan and Indonesia are the countries which have bought arms from other countries. China is one of the first five countries in the world to supply arms to the world.
In this scenario, America is first, Russia second, France third and Germany fourth. These five countries supply 74 percent of the world's weapons. At the same time, China supplies most of its arms to Pakistan. Pakistan takes 35 percent of weapons from China while Bangladesh takes 19 percent of its weapons.
According to this report, India's purchase of arms has increased by more than 24 percent. In India compared to 2008-2013, 24 percent more arms were purchased in 2013-2017. Russia's and Israel's largest arms buyer is India.
Increase in arms purchase from the US
To reduce China's influence in Asia, America is aid to India. As a result, compared to 2008 to 2012, India has bought enough weapons from the US from 2013 to 2017. In this context, India has bought weapons worth $ 15 billion (over 97,000 million) from the US between 2013-17. India's weapons procurement has increased by about 557%.