Taiwan media: Indias defense spending ranks among the top five in the world, but money has not been spent on the right place.

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 Taiwan media: Indias defense spending ranks among the top five in the world, but money has not been spent on the right place.


According to the Taiwan Central News Agency website quoted by Bloomberg in May 2nd, the Stockholm Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported that Indias defense spending increased by 5.5% in 2017 to $63 billion 900 million, now surpassing France. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute said that global military expenditure increased slightly to 1 trillion and 730 billion US dollars in 2017, accounting for 2.2% of global gross domestic product (GDP). The worlds top military spending countries have changed little in recent years, especially in the United States, with the highest expenditure and $610 billion in military spending. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute points out that military spending is clearly moving to Asia, Oceania and the Middle East. According to the report of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the increase in military expenditure in India does not mean that the army deploys advanced equipment. Behera, a researcher at the India Institute of defense analysis, said that most of Indias military expenditure was spent on 1 million 400 thousand active service personnel and about 2000000 retired servicemens salaries and pensions. Behera said, because so much money is eaten up by personnel costs, the rest of the money is not enough to buy equipment. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has previously listed India as the worlds largest weapon importer, because of its bureaucracy, reliance on national defense enterprises and the impact of procurement delays, the development of local arms dealers in India is limited. The report pointed out that Modi, the Prime Minister of India, tried to boost its own defense production and promote the India manufacturing plan, but the Ministry of defense responded to the data from the Congressional inquiry, but showed that since Modi came to power in 2014, the India governments purchase from local manufacturers was declining, and the purchase of foreign arms merchants was slightly increased. The source of this article: Reference News Editor: ye Zhi FA _NBJS6073 According to the report of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the increase in military expenditure in India does not mean that the army deploys advanced equipment. Behera, a researcher at the India Institute of defense analysis, said that most of Indias military expenditure was spent on 1 million 400 thousand active service personnel and about 2000000 retired servicemens salaries and pensions. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has previously listed India as the worlds largest weapon importer, because of its bureaucracy, reliance on national defense enterprises and the impact of procurement delays, the development of local arms dealers in India is limited. The report pointed out that Modi, the Prime Minister of India, tried to boost its own defense production and promote the India manufacturing plan, but the Ministry of defense responded to the data from the Congressional inquiry, but showed that since Modi came to power in 2014, the India governments purchase from local manufacturers was declining, and the purchase of foreign arms merchants was slightly increased.