by 2020 India will have overtaken Japan, France and Britain to come the fourth military spender

For the past five years India has been the world’s largest importer of weapons

India has more active military personnel than any Asian country other than China

Today it is the world’s seventh-largest military spender

by 2020 it will have overtaken Japan, France and Britain to come in fourth. It has a nuclear stockpile of 80 or more warheads

Strategic defence reviews like those that take place in America, Britain and France, informed by serving officers and civil servants but led by politicians, are unknown in India.

India has also addressed weaknesses in heavy lift by buying ten giant Boeing C-17 transports

as China bulks up, India’s strategic shortcomings are becoming a liability. And they are an obstacle to India’s dreams of becoming a true 21st-century power

Source
http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21574458-india-poised-become-one-four-largest-military-powers-world-end?fsrc=scn/tw/te/pe/knowyourstrength

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