Q. Consider the following statements::
1.ALH Helicopter is exported by India.
2.Indonesia has been the biggest importer of Indian arms in the past few years.
3.India is among the top 25 exporters of major arms..
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Statement 1 and 3 are correct. The major defence items being exported are Personal Protective items, Offshore Patrol Vessels, ALH Helicopter, SU Avionics, Bharati Radio, Coastal Surveillance Systems, Kavach Launcher, Spares for Radar, Electronic System and Light Engineering Mechanical Parts among others. According to a Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report 2022, India is among the top 25 exporters of major arms.
Statement 2 is incorrect. Myanmar has been the biggest importer of Indian arms at 50 per cent during the 2017-2021 period, followed by Sri Lanka at 25 per cent and Armenia at 11 per cent.