Pakistan’s Military spending increased by 70% in the last 10 years, report reveals

India has the highest military spending in South Asia.

According to an annual report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), Pakistan’s annual military expenditure has increased by 70% between the years 2010 and 2019. It is $10.3 billion currently.

The country’s military spending makes up 4% of its Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In terms of GDP, the military budget jumped from 3.4% in 2010 to 4% in the year 2019.

India has the highest military spending in South Asia

India spent the most on military among all South Asian countries during the year 2019, with annual spending valuing up to $71.1 billion. But, its military expenditure fell from 2.7% of GDP in 2010 to 2.4% in 2019.

However, Saudi Arabia is now the largest military spender in the region, with a total of $61.9 billion.

SIPRI Senior Researcher Siemon T.Wezeman said India’s rivalry with both China and Pakistan was a significant factor for its increased military spending.

The total worldwide military expenditure rose to $1917 billion in 2019. This is the highest ever recorded since 1988. In 2019, a total increase of 3.6% was noted from 2018.

The five largest spenders on the military in 2019 were: The US, India, Russia, China, and Saudi Arabia.

SIPRI was founded in 1966 and is an independent international institute committed to research conflicts, arms control, and armaments.

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  • Currently $10 billion. I remembr certain folks used to say this back in 2008….kay fauj ka budget $12 billion hai

  • That is only peanuts to the external and internal threats posed to Pakistan. We must remember that our country is the only one in the World that eliminated the local and foreign grown insurgency. No other country in recent times has been able to achieve the same independently

  • Then also that how much Pak Rs depreciate in last 10 years. 90% defense equipment to be imported. Once you can live without food but not with out weapons, this is our history and this is our future till the day of judgement.

  • Please remember that Pakistan have Nuclear weapons. So it is v.sane to have budget like this

    Otherwise your own Nuclear Arsenal can blow up inside your own country.

    Did anyone remember about 10 years + back as how Navy was attacked by RAW and outside agents ?

    Do you still like to post these useless articles about Weapon budget ?

    If yes, then please goto Waziristan and live there. You will know all the threats this country is still facing !!

  • If you want to be safe from India…this is why Khan wants peace in the region, so this money is spent on education

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