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India Doubles Weapons Purchases, as Asian Arms Imports Expand

A Swedish research institute reported India - the world's largest arms importer - more than doubled its weapons purchases over the past five years. In a study released Monday, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said Indian imports of major weapons rose by 111 percent between 2009 and 2013, compared to the previous five-year period. The report said Indian arms purchases now make up 14 percent of the global total. That is almost three times as high as the...

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