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PAKISTAN Ranked 11th Largest Arms Importer Of The World:

A recent report published by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) suggests that PAKISTAN has become the Eleventh largest Arms Importer in the world.

The findings of the report also revealed that three countries CHINA, Russia and Italy accounted for more than 90% Arms sales to PAKISTAN. From the period of 2015-2019, CHINA has the biggest share with 73% to the total arms import to PAKISTAN, Russia goes second with 6.6% and Italy comes in the third number with 6.1% Arms Export to PAKISTAN.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) further revealed that CHINA tops the list of major Arms Exporter of PAKISTAN with 51% from 2010-14 and 73% from the period of 2015-2019.

However, the research agency suggested that the Global share of PAKISTAN Arms Export had decreased up to 39%. The overall decrease in PAKISTANI Arms export directly linked to the double standard and biased approach of the united states.

As far as the European Countries are concerned; the research agency revealed that PAKISTAN also made significant weapons import from several European Countries as well from the period of 2015-2019. 

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PAKISTAN’s Iron Brother TURKEY Top the list by getting orders of 4 state of the art Frigates and 30 Numbers of T120 Combat Attack Helicopters back in 2018.

Significant of Ceasefire Violations by the Coward indian Security Forces in Line of Control:

The research agency also highlighted that cross border ceasefire violations by the coward indian security forces significantly intensified in early 2019. In order to counter the ceasefire violations of the coward indian security forces, the PAKISTAN reportedly used its indigenous Combat Aircraft JF-17 Thunder, and USA Combat Aircraft F-16 with the support of Swedish Early Warning and Control System Aircraft (AEWACS).

“Many of the world’s largest arms exporters have supplied these two states for decades, often exporting arms to both sides,” said Siemon T. Wezeman, Senior Researcher at SIPRI.

The research firm further states that between the period of 2015-2019, the total Arms Import by PAKISTAN and india decreased by the 39 and 32 percent respectively. Russia was the largest supplier of arms export to during the year from 2010-2019 as it accounts for 56% of total defense import of india. The United States comes in the second number by providing arms export to india during the year of 2010-2014.

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However, the strategic partnership with US forces india to decrease its defense collaboration and defense cooperation with Russia.

Trend of Global Arms Trade:

CHINA, Russia, France, Germany and United States were the prime and largest weapon export countries of the world. Whereas, CHINA, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Australia and india accounted for the World’s fifth largest weapon import countries.

CHINA bought 4.3% weapons of the world, Australia bought 4.9% weapons, Egypt with 5.8% Weapons, indian with 9.2% weapons of the world and Saudi Arabia that accounted for 12% of weapons import.

Conflict in Middle East:

The ongoing turmoil, conflicts and war supported by the united states, israel and uk have forced the Middle East and African countries to increase their weapon stockpile up to 61% compared to the years before.  

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It is pertinent to mention that about half the US Arms export in the past 5 years went to the different Middle East Countries, including the Saudi Arabia.

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