India jumps to third rank in global military expenditure, shows study

Spending grows 6.8% to $71.1 billion in 2019, outpacing Russia and Saudi Arabia

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While the US drove the global growth, China and India — the top Asian military spenders — were respectively the second- and third-largest military spenders in the world, the report said.

Global military expenditure growth at 3.6 per cent saw its largest annual spike in a decade in 2019 with China and India being the second- and third-largest spenders, after the

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First Published: Apr 28 2020 | 0:33 AM IST

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