Six Asian nations among top arms importers

Six Asian nations among top arms importers

Six Asian nations positioned among the main 10 arms shippers of 2015, said a report of Sweden-based peace research association Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

The volume of worldwide exchanges of significant weapons in 2011-15 was 14 for every penny higher than in 2006-10.

The utilization of arms in the Middle East in the relating period has expanded by 61 for each penny.

The SIPRI report, “Patterns in International Arms Transfers, 2015” said the US and Russia remained the biggest exporters in 2011-15.

By exploration report, the US and Russia are by a wide margin the biggest exporters, where China is positioned third in arms sends out, simply above France.

Bangladesh positions second on the Chinese arms send out rundown after Pakistan. Myanmar positions the third on the rundown.

Security master Air Commodore (retd) Ishfaq Ilahi Choudhury told Prothom Alo that Bangladesh has been utilizing Chinese arms for long.

It is hard to acclimate to any new kind of arms if changes are made. Then again, arms from the western nations may have most recent innovation, yet are costly.

We for the most part purchase arms at low costs as we have a restricted spending plan for the consumption. Be that as it may, we as of late began purchasing arms from different sources including Russia and the US.

By SIPRI report, six nations among the main 10 arms merchants in 2011-15 are from Asia and Oceania locale. They are India, China, Australia, Pakistan, Vietnam and South Korea. The arms imports between 2006-10 and 2011-15 expanded by 26 for each penny in the area.




In 2011-15, Saudi Arabia’s arms imports expanded by 275 for every penny contrasted and 2006-10, making it the second biggest arms importing nation of the world. Arms import additionally expanded in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Qatar and Egypt.

Senior Researcher with the SIPRI Arms and Military

Use Program, Siemon Wezeman said China is constantly importing so as to expand its military quality and creating its own particular propelled weapons. Its neighbors India, Vietnam, and Japan are additionally expanding their own particular military forces on an extensive scale.

The Arab states are utilizing the European-made ammo amid the military intercession in Yemen. Countless will be supplied in the nations of the Middle East, regardless of the drop in oil cost.

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