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India Wants More Arms, Pakistan Wants Less

by | 10th, June 2008

A LOOK at the arms race in India and Pakistan:

The Indian Defence minister’s thoughts: “Our (India) defence budget is just 1.99 per cent of the GDP, which is one of the lowest in the world. The ideal situation would be 3 per cent of GDP, which is the global average

And from the other side of the Indus: “Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani told the National Assembly on Monday his government would freeze — and practically reduce — defence spendings in the next budget as a show of its desire for peace with neighbours, and voiced a belated hope of reciprocity from nuclear rival India, which hiked is defence budget three months ago“.

Can’t say I fancy Pakistan’s chances, frankly.



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