From which country does India import most of its defense armament?
India increased its defense import by 24% between the year 2008-2012 and 2013-2017 periods. This data is as per data on international arms transfers researched and shared by Stockholm International Peace.
RUSSIA - 63%
US - 15%
ISRAEL - 11%
But remember, the government and the procuring defense department won't reveal the exact number being classified information.
It’s a well-known fact that India and Russia have strong diplomatic relations for years. Russia’s contribution in 1971 is well known, the same is the case with Israel and their contribution during the kargil war.
The other reason why Russia & Israel have a strong connection with India is the field of research & development. Russia and India have many joint ventures in the field of defense and aerospace. One of the biggest examples is the Brahmos Aerospace.
France, UK & Ukraine are the rest of the contributors fulfilling India's defense import.