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India and Brazil increased its imports of weapons

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This is highlighted in a report by the International Institute for Peace Research in Stockholm

India and Brazil, along with Pakistan, increased in the last five years imports of arms, on a net expansion in world market (approximately 14%) according to a report by the International Institute for Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

Brazil is increasing its imports of weapons and, in the period 2009-13, commissioned four submarines to France and 2,044 armored vehicles to Italy. It also decided to buy 36 fighter jets to Sweden.

China has established itself as a supplier of major weapons, the same level as Germany and France, and has managed to convince Turkey, a NATO member, to choose their air defense systems.

Indian imports of major conventional weapons increased by 111% from 2004-2008 to 2009-2013, from 7% to 14% of the global total, according to SIPRI.

Behind exports, the report pointed to a desire for political influence. "Chinese arms supplies, Russian and U.S. to South Asia are motivated by both economic and political considerations".

traslation: Belén Zapata