India-Pakistan tension

India-Pakistan tension
South Asia’s two nuclear-armed powers have been at loggerheads since they became separate states in 1947. Border disputes, especially over the region of Kashmir, have caused frequent spikes in tensions. More recently, terrorist attacks and geopolitical maneuvering are straining ties. China’s more active foreign policy and changing priorities in the United States have set off a shift in alliances, further fueling tension.

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A graph of the top five arms exports to India, 2010-2019.

With import ban, Modi seeks more arms made in India

With a new import ban on 101 kinds of weapons, Narendra Modi is continuing his quest to expand India’s domestic arms industry. The lack of arms manufacturing has been a concern since the 1960s, and despite criticisms, the latest efforts are bearing some fruit. But India still has a slow procurement system, is quick to cut budgets and lacks firms that can build many key elements

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