Pakistan Becomes The 3rd Biggest Arms Importer in Asia Region

Pakistan Becomes The 3rd Biggest Arms Importer in Asia Region

Pakistan was among the greatest merchants of significant arms in Oceania and Asia from 2016-2020. This was unveiled in a report distributed by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) on Monday.

Pakistan was likewise among the biggest beneficiary of Chinese arms, uncovered the report. The exports by China, the world's fifth-biggest arms exporter in 2016–20, diminished by 7.8pc between 2011–15 and 2016–20. Chinese arms send out represented 5.2pc of complete arms trades in 2016–20.
Asia and Oceania locale got 42% of worldwide arms to move in 2016–20. India, Australia, China, South Korea, and Pakistan were the greatest shippers in the locale.

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"For some states in Asia and Oceania, a developing impression of China as a danger is the principal driver for arms imports," said Siemon Wezeman, Senior Researcher at SIPRI, said.

It was the first run-through since 2001–2005 that the volume of deliveries of significant arms between nations - a pointer of interest - didn't increment from the past long term time frame, SIPRI said.

The institute said Pakistan was among the top three buyers of arms from top weapons exporters like Italy and Turkey.