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USA Biggest Arms Supplier to India in Last Three Years
Aug 15, 2014

In the last three years, the US has taken over Russia as the largest supplier of weapon systems to India. In the last three years, India spent Rs. 83,458 crore for procuring equipment from foreign vendors which included Rs. 32,615 crore worth of supplies from the USA, whereas Russia exported hardware worth Rs. 25,363.96 crore in this period. 

  • India has bought several equipment from the USA, including the C130J Super Hercules aircraft, Harpoon anti-submarine missiles and the C-17 Heavylift transport aircraft.

  • Russia has traditionally been the largest supplier of weapons to India and the armed forces still have almost 70% of their vintage equipment from that country.

  • France, which has been bagging a number of deals from India for submarines and fighter aircraft, has emerged as the third-largest supplier by selling equipment worth Rs. 12,046 crore.
  • Israel is at the fourth position with sales of Rs. 3,389 crore while other sources account for Rs. 10,043 crore worth of sales.


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