International Reports

India’s Arms Race

by Dr. Beatrice Gorawantschy, Benjamin Querner

Challenges for Foreign, Security and Defence Policy

India is arming and is now the world’s most lucrative market for military hardware. Since 2007 no other country has imported more arms and military equipment than the subcontinent. In view of India’s present and future arms deals and the military build-up in the neighbouring states of China and Pakistan there are now fears of an Asian arms race.