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Modi's military build up pushes India into world's topmost defence spenders' list

India among world's top five defence spenders: Report

LONDON: India is among the world's top five defence spenders with its military budget at USD 50.7 billion, overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia, according to a new report released today.

The US, China and the UK remain the top three defence spenders while India has the fourth largest military budget, followed by Saudi Arabia and Russia, according to the '2016 Jane's Defence Budgets Report', released by research firm IHS Markit.

India spent USD 50.7 billion this year on de ..

"Procurement spending has been constrained in India over the last three years as personnel costs have increased. However, what we expect to see from 2017 onwards is a military focused on modernisation. India needs new equipment to fulfill its modernisation drive. Over the next three years, India will re-emerge as a key growth market for defence suppliers," said Craig Caffrey, principal analyst for Asia-Pacific at 'IHS Janes'.

The worldwide outlook shows that global defence spending ..

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/...w/55943803.cms
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Re: Modi's military build up pushes India into world's topmost defence spenders' list

Where can I find a graph of India's yearly defense spending?
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