Military cooperation and arms transfers from India and Pakistan

Looking at the volume, the nature and the origins of imports from India and Pakistan over the last ten years reveals significant developments: Russia, traditional supplier of New Delhi, is slowly approaching Pakistan, which itself continues to work closely with China. Some agreements even throw the foundations for trilateral cooperation between Moscow, Beijing and Islamabad. At the same time, Washington, very present on the market of the Pakistani weapons since the early 1980s, seems to gradually move away and focus more on the Indian market. This Analysis recalls recent developments and discusses the potential impact that these alliances could have on regional stability.

Crédit photo : Narendra Modi inaugure la nouvelle stratégie nationale de développement industriel "Make in India" en septembre 2014 (source : Licence Creative Commons)