News in Numbers
Nato is now formed of 31 countries following Finland’s joining in April 2023.
India’s Ministry of Defence announced defence exports valued at $1.9bn from 2022-2023, its highest ever.
In a sign of growing ties between the US and the Philippines, more than 17,000 personnel from the two countries engaged in military exercises, days after the agreement of a key basing programme.
The UK has moved to acquire 14 Archer 155mm self-propelled artillery guns from Sweden to replace AS90 platforms granted to Ukraine.
Finland’s accession to Nato will add around 1,300km of border between the bloc and Russia and is a direct consequence of Moscow’s decision to invade Ukraine last year.