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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

III. Arms transfers to India and Pakistan

Chapter:
6. International arms transfers
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2011
Author(s):
Paul Holtom, Mark Bromley, Pieter D. Wezeman, Siemon T. Wezeman

India and Pakistan are among the world’s largest importers of major conventional weapons. In 2006–10 India ranked as the largest importer globally, accounting for 9 per cent of global imports, and Pakistan ranked fourth, accounting for 5 per cent. India’s volume of imports of major weapons in 2006–10 was 21 per cent higher than in 2001–2005, while Pakistan’s increased by 128 per cent. Data on weapons that have been ordered but not yet delivered as well as on planned acquisitions indicates that both countries will remain among the major recipients for several years. Both countries have large inventories of what can be considered outdated weapons and, for example, Indian officials stress that recent and forthcoming acquisitions are intended to replace these.34 However, procurement patterns also show that both countries are acquiring advanced and long-range weapons that introduce new capabilities for their armed forces. This section examines recent and planned arms acquisitions by India and Pakistan and their links to the internal, subregional (primarily India–Pakistan) and regional conflicts, tensions and ambitions.35

Citation (MLA):
Holtom, Paul, Mark Bromley, Pieter D. Wezeman, and Siemon T. Wezeman. "6. International arms transfers." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-65.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Holtom, P., Bromley, M., Wezeman, P., & Wezeman, S. (2016). 6. International arms transfers. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 16 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-65.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Holtom, Paul, Mark Bromley, Pieter D. Wezeman, and Siemon T. Wezeman. "6. International arms transfers." In SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 16 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-65.xml
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