15 May '17, 11pm

Pakistan continues to rely on the US and China for defence imports

Report: Pakistan continues to rely on the US and China for defence imports Pakistan, the world’s fifth biggest importer of arms, continues to rely on the US and China to acquire the majority of its weapons, says a report by Strategic Defence Intelligence (SDI). Titled ‘Future of the Pakistani Defense Industry-Market Attractiveness, Competitive Landscape and Forecasts to 2022 ’, the report outlines the current and future trends of the Pakistani defence industry. The nation’s indigenous defence manufacturing industry supplies the majority of the low and mid-market technology systems but possesses limited capabilities to meet the country’s requirements for advanced defence systems. Pakistan, as a result, largely relies on technologically advanced countries such as the US and China for arms imports. China was the country's primary arms supplier from 2012 to 2016, while they al...

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