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The Sri Lankan government has sold weapons to the Indian Government during the past three years, the Indian Defence Minister informed the Lok Sabha yesterday.

In a written reply to a Lok Sabha query on Monday, Defence Minister A. K. Antony said India’s three forces have spent more than Indian rupees 2.35 lakh crore for procuring weapon systems from several countries including Russia, Israel, the US, Britain, Poland, Slovakia, Finland and Sri Lanka.

According to the data provided by the Three Services’ headquarters, Russia has emerged as the biggest beneficiary of the imports by India by bagging business worth more than one lakh crore rupees.

Of the three forces, the Indian Army emerged as the biggest spender from 2010-11 to 2012-13 with purchases of more than 1.92 lakh crore rupees, Mr. Antony said in his reply.

In the Army procurement, the major expenditure has been on procuring missiles and armaments worth over one lakh crore rupees.

The Defence Minister said the Indian Government has changed the procurement procedure for promoting self-reliance in weapon manufacturing by giving priority to indigenous production.

  Comments - 15

  • Narayan Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:46 AM

    Sri Lankan leaders now in a new venture on buy and sell.

    Sunilw Tuesday, 13 August 2013 11:57 AM


    Suq Madique Tuesday, 13 August 2013 02:13 PM

    Maybe SL sold back the weapons India supplied to the LTTE?

    Fusion Tuesday, 13 August 2013 02:47 PM

    I'd really like to know what we sold!

    Ranjith Silva Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:09 PM

    Buy from China and sell to India!

    unchikun Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:33 PM

    Water pistols!

    Thomas Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:46 PM

    Selling Weapons purchased from China & Pakistan at half the price to earn foreign currency , as those weapons purchased of no use to Sri Lanka

    Ashan Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:46 PM

    ai eke katada prashne???

    Sammy Tuesday, 13 August 2013 03:49 PM

    Maybe they are buying Chinese weapons through Sri Lanka.

    Grace Tuesday, 13 August 2013 05:08 PM

    India will re-export them to poor countries.

    DeSelva Tuesday, 13 August 2013 07:53 PM

    excess ..chemical weapons....?

    Hitler Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:00 AM

    maru wede.... via DM Android App

    Shan Wednesday, 14 August 2013 06:26 AM

    We don't manufacture them here. We mainly import them from China, too.

    Seriously Wednesday, 14 August 2013 11:00 AM

    India is that broke to take our weapons ? or did we sell them some super handy Gal Katas, Dappi and those hand made ones that kill Wild Boars?

    mack Wednesday, 14 August 2013 12:00 AM

    we'll hear soon US also purchased wEapons from SL via DM Android App

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