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South Korea conducts 2-day drill exercise to practise defending disputed islands off its east coast against an unlikely attack from Japan
South Korea has recently conducted 2-day drill exercise to practise defending disputed islands off its east coast against an unlikely attack from Japan. The annual drills come just days after Seoul terminated a military intelligence-sharing pact with Tokyo. The exercise will involve warships and aircraft. The drill — re-named “East Sea territory defence training” — ..
Topics: Anti-Korean sentiment in Japan • Countries • East Asia • G20 nations • Geography of Asia • Japan • Liancourt Rocks • Member states of the United Nations • South Korea • Territorial disputes of Japan
According to the premier Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)’s latest report, a total of 155 countries imported major arms in 2014–18. Saudi Arabia was the world’s largest arms importer from 2014-18, which accounted for 12% of the total imports during the period. While, India at 2nd spot accounted for 9.5% of the global total. ..
Topics: Arms control • Arms industry • Countries • G20 nations • International Organizations • Member states of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation • Member states of the United Nations • Pakistan • Saudi Arabia • Stockholm International Peace Research Institute • Weapons trade • World
As per a report published in March 2012 by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, India has become the largest importer of arms, surpassing the Chinese share of 5% of global arms imports during 2007-11. India became the largest importer of arms during 2007-11 and accounted for 10% of global arms import. Related News: https://www.gktoday.in/india-displaces-china-as-worlds-largest-arms-importer/
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