India is the third-biggest military spender in the world after the US and China; it spent at $71.1 billion (up 6.8 percent) in 2019.

But the country lags behind its arch-rivals, China and Pakistan, in terms of its nuclear arsenal as per the report by Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Yearbook 2020 has found that despite an overall decrease in the number of nuclear warheads in 2019, all states which possess nuclear weapons have continued to modernise their nuclear arsenals.

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