Top 5 Current Affairs: 28 April 2020

As per the report released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), India has become world's third largest spender on military, after the United States and China.

Created On: Apr 28, 2020 18:35 IST
Current Affairs 2020
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India becomes World's 3rd largest military spender

As per the report released by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), India has become world's third largest spender on military, after the United States and China. The main reason behind increase in military expenditure has been attributed to India’s rivalry with both Pakistan and China.

 

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