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SIPRI report on Military Spending

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute recently released its “Trends in world Military Expenditure” report. According to the report, the top military spenders in the world are the United States, China and India. These three countries alone contributed 62% global military expenditure. Key Findings of the Report In 2020, the US spent 778 billion USD ..

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India-EU: Sixth Round of consultations on disarmament and non-proliferation

India and European Union held 6th round of consultations on disarmament and non-proliferation matter. The partners discussed on exchange of information on development in the field of chemical, nuclear and biological disarmament. They also discussed about the development on outer space security, conventional weapons and non-proliferation. They held talks on strategic stability of environment, export ..

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Defence Ministry places 10 lakh hand grenades order with private sector for the first time

On October 1, 2020, the Defence Ministry placed orders with a private firm for the first time. The order has been placed for the supply of 10 lakh hand grenades. These grenades will replace the vintage design grenades that are in use. So far, these products were either imported or made by the Ordnance factories. ..

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SIPRI Yearbook: Nuclear Weapons of India and China increases

On June 15, 2020, the Swedish think-tank launched the SIPRI Yearbook, 2020.According to the yearbook, India and China have increased their nuclear arsenal as compared to 2019. Key findings The think tank also reports that China is modernizing its nuclear arsenal. China and Pakistan as compared to India have more nuclear warheads. The Think tank ..

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SIPRI Releases the ‘Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2019’ Report

The SIPRI released the ‘Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2019’ and ranked India as the 3rd largest military spender in the world. Highlights of the Report The report showed that the global military expenditure has increased to 1,917 billion USD in 2019. USA was reported to be the largest military spender. It is followed by ..

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