Pak bought arms worth 6 billion dollars in last five years: UK report

June 19th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI  

London , June 19 (ANI): A UK report has revealed that Pakistan purchased arms worth six billion dollars in the last five years.

The report put out by the UK s Defence and Security Organisation (DSO) also revealed some other facts and figures related to other countries defence matters.

It found that Saudi Arabia was the largest importer of defence products over the period (last five years) with 31 billion dollars, followed by India with 18 billion dollars and the US 17 billion dollars. Three countries Australia (11 billion dollars), Canada (10 billion dollars) and Pakistan (6 billion dollars) moved up the rankings, the report published in the Financial Times said.

According to the report, the UK won 10 billion pounds of new defence orders in 2007 from overseas, giving it a 33 per cent share of the export market. Its export orders totalled 5.5 billion pounds in 2006.

Orders from North America were also significant the US imported more weapons from the UK than from any other country, the DSO report said. (ANI)

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