China spends more on defence than India, Japan, Korea, Australia put together

In what outlines a growing militarisation in Asia and also China’s rapidly expanding prowess, Beijing is spending more dollars on defence than what India, Japan, Australia and South Korea do collectively.

The expenditure on defence means the annual outlay on modernsation, new equipment, warships, planes and missiles besides running expenses like fuel, repairs and salaries.

Data  released on Monday by Swedish think-tank Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), titled ‘Trends in World Military Expenditure, 2018’ says, “China, the world’s second-largest (behind the US) military spender, allocated US $ 250 billion to the military in 2018, which accounted for 14 per cent of all global spending.”

China’s expenditure is much greater than the collective expenditure, $ 182.9 billion, of India ($ 66.5 billion), Japan ($46.6 billion), South Korea ($ 43.1 billion) and Australia ($ 26.7 billion). Read More

You may also read!

Stop Killing Civilians, Centre Tells Pakistan After 21 Deaths in Over 2,000 Ceasefire Violations This Year

India has given Pakistan a detailed list of at least 15 individuals allegedly involved in pro-Khalistani activities in Pakistan,


Army officer who died in Congo was to return to India this month

The body of Lieutenant Colonel Gaurav Solanki, who died in an accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo on


600 sea specialists, 1000s of Jihadis will ensure blood everywhere in India warns JeM

A week after the Navy warned that the Jaish-e-Mohammad was planning a sea borne attack, the Intelligence Bureau has


Leave a reply:

Mobile Sliding Menu