KARACHI: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has said that Pakistan is the 11th largest importer of weapons in the world.
According to a SIPRI report, the Sweden-based company said in its latest data that India had been the second-largest importer of weapons in the world in the last 5 years.
Be aware that SIPRI is devoted to researching conflicts, weapons, controlling and mitigating weapons.
In this regard, a senior researcher in SIPRI, Simon T-Wizmin, said that like in previous years, Pakistan and India equipped with nuclear weapons attacked each other in the year 2019 using a large array of imported weapons. ۔
He said that many of the world's major arms exporters have been supplying these two states for decades, while most of the weapons are exported to both sides.
According to SIPRI, between 2010 and 2014 and 2015 to 2019, India's and Pakistan's arms imports decreased by 32 and 39 percent, respectively.
It is worth mentioning here that although both countries aim to develop their own weapons, they both rely on imports to the extent that they have orders and plans for importing all types of large arms. ۔
SIPRI said tensions between Pakistan and India had intensified in early 2019, Pakistan allegedly used a warship imported from China, which was equipped with Russian engines and fighters from the US, as well as Sweden in the atmosphere. Pre-risk aircraft were received from.
In addition, India allegedly used combat aircraft imported from France and Russia, guided bombs imported from Israel and artillery imported from Sweden.
The report said that China is the 5th largest exporter of weapons in the world, which accounted for 51% of Pakistan's arms imports from 2010 to 2014, from 73% in 2015 to 2019.
It should be noted here that the overall reduction in Pakistan's arms imports was linked to the US withdrawing military aid to Pakistan.
The United States imported 30 percent of Pakistan's weapons from 2010 to 2014, but in 2015 to 2019 it increased to just 4.1 percent.
However, from 2015 to 2019, Pakistan continued to import weapons from European states, while strengthening its arms import relationship with Turkey and in the year 2018, Pakistan placed orders for 30 combat helicopters and 4 warships.
The company said that Pakistan was one of the 3 major countries to buy weapons from major importers of weapons such as Italy and Turkey.
On the table, from 2015 to 2019, Pakistan's share of arms imports from Italy was 7.5%, while Turkey's share of arms in the same period was 12%.