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Military Can't Match India, Defense Minister Says

June 30 2011


Defense Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar says Pakistan cannot afford to keep up with India's growth of modern military equipment, reports the Press Trust of India.

"If we only try to match them militarily and buy the sort of armament which they have, we will probably not be able to afford it," Mukhtar said in an interview with BBC Urdu.

India's economy is "six to seven times bigger than" Pakistan's and its trade volume is "five to six times greater," noted the minister.


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