China is the biggest arms supplier to Pakistan, Bangladesh and Myanmar, says study

Beijing – China is the fifth biggest arms supplier in the world and also supplies the most weapons to India’s neighbours, a study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has shown.

Around 35% of China’s arms supplies went to Pakistan between 2013 and 2017, followed by 19% to Bangladesh. Dhaka procured 71% of its arms from China over the five-year period, and Myanmar 68%.

The five largest arms exporters in the world are the United States (which sells 35% of the world’s weapons), Russia (22%), France, Germany and China. Together, these five countries account for 74% of arms supplies around the world.

On the other hand, India was the largest importer of arms during the 2013-’17 period. Its largest arms supplier was Russia, from which it bought 62% of its weaponry. The United States and Israel were in second and third place. India also held 12% of the world’s total arms purchases from 2013 to 2017.

Pakistan’s arms imports fell by 36% from 2008-’12 to 2013-’17. The sale of US arms to Pakistan dropped by 76% in 2013-’17 compared to 2008-’12. This was “due to US perceptions that Pakistan was not fully committed to combating the Taliban,” the report said.

With the decline in US military aid, Pakistan’s arms imports from China rose from 45% of its total weapons imports in 2008-’12 to 70% in 2013-’17. Weapons procurement by countries in West Asia increased by 103% during 2013-’17. As many as 31% of arms transfers to West Asia went to Saudi Arabia, 14% to Egypt and 13% to the United Arab Emirates, the study showed.

"Monitoring Desk"

RELATED POSTS

2
OPEC daily basket price stood at US$72.79
WeBOC system is a requirement of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor: Pakistan Customs
Pakistan seals $5 billion deal to buy eight Chinese attack submarines
Chinese envoy proposes trilateral China-Pakistan-India summit
ADM, Musanada complete phase 4 of infrastructure & internal roads project in Al Falah
India’s muscular China-Pakistan policy is the way to go, but prepare for turbulence
Malaysia reviews China infrastructure plans
World Bank approves debt for 400 MW of solar in Pakistan
China working with Iran despite US pressures: Chinese analyst
India should seriously consider limited war with Pakistan: BJP leader
EU takes China to WTO over technology transfer
Ghani discusses TTP leader’s death with Pakistan
Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences (YASS) to establish Pakistan Research Centre
Pak development assistance to Afghanistan reaches $1bn mark : envoy
Investors plan push into infrastructure despite falling valuations

FOLLOW US


About Corridor.pk

Corridor.pk is Pakistan’s leading regional connectivity media & communication/outreach platform, dedicated to profiling and promoting the business activities, news and views on the regionally connected business corridor across OBOR. 

     

Addional Information

 Ethics Policy     Advertise
 Terms & Conditions
 Contact Us