NEW DELHI, India: India became the third largest buyer of arms in the world in 1985 spending 1.9 billion dollars, according to the annual report of the United States Arms Control and disarmament agency.

The report, released late last month, said that countries the world over have continued their level of military expenditure in recent years despite nagging inflation and other economic problems facing them. In respect of arms imports, India stood after Saudi Arabia and Iraq in 1985, the report said.

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