The largest defense importer this year was Saudi Arabia. The second was India, which raises the question of why it needs to so many weapons. Saudi Arabia’s need is much easier to understand.
Saudi Arabia’s imports will total $10.1 billion this year. India’s will be $4.0 billion.
India’s spending is for protection from Pakistan, an illustration of what a country might do to protect its borders. And the India plan may not work, which means it will maintain its weapons purchasing pattern for some time.
Contributed By Sonia Narula