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Pakistan Defense Ministry announces possible purchase of Russian weapons

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Islamabad is deepening relations with Moscow and Beijing and can turn to them for new military supplies after the US has decided to suspend the provision of security assistance to the Islamic Republic, reports TASS Statement by Pakistan's Minister of Defense Huram Khan.




According to the minister, the government is now engaged in "regional recalibration of foreign policy and security." He also noted that Pakistan will turn to Russia, China, as well as to Europe for new military supplies, since "the United States preferred criticism instead of cooperation."

Over the past three years, we have already bought several Russian helicopters. This is what we call the regional reorientation (in the sphere) of Pakistan’s foreign policy and security. This (is) due to the poor choices that the United States continues to make,
he said in an interview with the Financial Times.

Meanwhile, Islamabad’s expanding relationship with Beijing is also of concern to Washington. So, “China plans to spend $ 55 billion on infrastructure projects in Pakistan, besides this, Pakistan is the largest buyer of Chinese weapons: for 2016 a year, for example, China supplied arms to Pakistan for $ 640 million, and the US only for $ 37 million, ”the article says.

The newspaper adds that the Pakistani Air Force is currently based on F-16 fighters manufactured by Lockheed Martin, the United States, however, Islamabad has not received spare parts from the United States for several years.

Earlier, the State Department announced a decision to suspend the provision of security assistance to Pakistan until the authorities take “decisive actions against terrorist groups,” including the Taliban movement (prohibited in the Russian Federation) and the Haqqani Network.

As Donald Trump recently stated, over the past 15 years, the United States has in vain provided Pakistan with over $ 33 billion in financial aid.
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  1. Andrey K
    Andrey K 29 January 2018 10: 43
    11
    ... Pakistani Ministry of Defense announced the possible purchase of Russian weapons ...

    We are waiting for jealous, quiet tantrums, strategic partners from India ...
    1. vlad66
      vlad66 29 January 2018 10: 46
      +8
      As Donald Trump recently stated, over the past 15 years, the United States has in vain provided Pakistan with over $ 33 billion in financial aid.

      They say the language brings to Kiev, Trampadura can bring to impeachment. laughing Exactly our agent. laughingWhat country will push further and cooperation with Russia and China. wink
      1. Safevi
        Safevi 29 January 2018 10: 56
        0
        Russia is unlikely to shine there. Maybe so, to deliver the little things. Aviation, tanks, submarines - all in the hands of Beijing.
        1. cniza
          cniza 29 January 2018 11: 10
          +3
          Which country will push further and cooperation with Russia and China


          Our in the board, does everything right. Greetings Vlad! hi drinks
          1. vlad66
            vlad66 29 January 2018 11: 25
            +7
            Quote: cniza
            Our in the board, does everything right. Greetings Vlad!

            Hello Vitia drinks hi Actually, he is an American ramshackle, but his tongue is his enemy, they can remember the loss of contracts. hi
            1. cniza
              cniza 29 January 2018 11: 30
              +1
              Of course the American one works for our mill without realizing it.
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 29 January 2018 10: 50
      +2
      Something we lag behind other countries in the supply of weapons to Pakistan. Here to catch up and overtake - we will help out more attendants. lol
      1. Topotun
        Topotun 29 January 2018 11: 27
        +1
        Yeah, we would normally rearm our armed forces .... And then the shoemaker without boots, we will arm everyone except our military personnel ... It is clear that money is needed, but the same helicopter has been made for several weeks ....
        1. woron333444
          woron333444 30 January 2018 11: 50
          0
          We build from the sale
    3. Svarog
      Svarog 29 January 2018 10: 56
      +4
      Quote: Andrey K
      ... Pakistani Ministry of Defense announced the possible purchase of Russian weapons ...

      We are waiting for jealous, quiet tantrums, strategic partners from India ...

      It’s they trump troll, he did not give them money))
      1. Andrey K
        Andrey K 29 January 2018 10: 59
        +8
        Quote: Svarog
        ... They are trump trolls, he did not give them money)) ...

        We feel good too.
        We will trump the Trumps along the nose of the Hindus, with their “I want, I do not want”, we will direct a little to the true path laughing
    4. Giant thought
      Giant thought 29 January 2018 10: 57
      +3
      By the way, the Indians are twisting our hands when discussing the deal for the supply of C-400 at a price, then we would have to offer the Pakistanis to think about the supply of C-400, which will immediately overthrow the cunning Indians.
      1. vlad66
        vlad66 29 January 2018 11: 22
        +7
        Quote: Thought Giant
        By the way, the Indians are twisting our hands when discussing a deal to supply S-400 at a price

        Hindus are twisting their arms around the world and the whole world is already going crazy with Hindu Wishlist. hi
      2. Alexander Tsvetkov
        Alexander Tsvetkov 29 January 2018 11: 49
        0
        the idea is very good, even though we have an agreement with the Indians on deliveries to Pakistan. History tells you to tighten your opponents too, when decency is lost. But you can’t get far from decency, you need to show them your capabilities. To begin with, find out from the Pakistanis about the interest to modern air defense systems, all the more so it is a defensive weapon. Well and indiscriminately, a serious Mi contract is promoted without regard to neighbors.
  2. Kars
    Kars 29 January 2018 10: 43
    +2
    That's what the life-giving denial of funding does)
    The main thing here is they want to look for money or on credit.
  3. ul_vitalii
    ul_vitalii 29 January 2018 10: 45
    +7
    We are always happy for adequate customers, they seem to be more efficient than Indians.
  4. newcomer
    newcomer 29 January 2018 10: 45
    +3
    “A few helicopters” _ this is not an argument. On the whole, the statement is positive for Russian-Indian relations, especially on military-technical cooperation.
    1. KVU-NSVD
      KVU-NSVD 29 January 2018 10: 57
      +3
      It is unlikely that we can compete with the Chinese there. Pakistan has long been at their needle, and the Chinese price will kill our price. There are chances in something unique, and even then in small volumes. And the Pakistanis are turning away from the United States not far and for a short while - they will not change the entire fleet in a drastic way, and besides aviation there are a lot of things because of the "puddle"
      1. newcomer
        newcomer 29 January 2018 10: 59
        +1
        I say that I look at it from the point of view of our relations with the Indians. you look and work on the FFA will go faster.
        1. KVU-NSVD
          KVU-NSVD 29 January 2018 11: 09
          +3
          Relations with the Indians in the military sphere and "faster" are concepts from different poles.
          1. newcomer
            newcomer 29 January 2018 11: 12
            0
            I rephrase it more reliably. (Yes, I wrote not faster, but faster. Different concepts).
  5. Alex-a832
    Alex-a832 29 January 2018 10: 49
    +2
    Most likely, purchases will be from both Russia and China. Pakistan wins in the military and political sense, and even to annoy the United States with India is an excellent opportunity.
  6. Egorovich
    Egorovich 29 January 2018 10: 59
    +3
    One seller has left - another will surely come. The situation is very favorable for Russia, and especially in terms of agreement with India. We will begin to sell weapons to Pakistan, the Indians will begin to emerge. It's easier to negotiate with.
  7. taiga2018
    taiga2018 29 January 2018 11: 08
    +1
    the United States has a new “beloved wife” in this region, India, although from the experience of other countries such “love” should alert the Indians, because the Americans can “throw” at any moment ... but the Indians can also be understood, the only superpower at the moment offers friendship, while nearby unfriendly countries such as China and Pakistan, and Russia, with all due respect to it in India, cannot economically offer what the states can offer ...
  8. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 29 January 2018 11: 10
    +2
    This (happens) due to the bad choice that the United States continues to make,
    As I understand it, tomorrow the United States will pat Pakistan and everything will return to normal. Therefore, until tomorrow you need to have time to sell at least something.
  9. The Siberian barber
    The Siberian barber 29 January 2018 11: 32
    +2
    The statement, of course, is positive, but we must clearly understand that Pakistan is a Chinese "clearing."
    China is investing a lot of money in this country. There, infrastructure, trade and economic projects and military-technical cooperation are linked by package agreements. But the Indians should think about it. It’s painful, too, to play the tail “fast”
  10. Nemesis
    Nemesis 29 January 2018 11: 40
    +1
    Pakistan fought against the USSR in Afghanistan, supports Islamic terrorists and it is not worth selling Russian weapons to such a country.
    1. Alexander Tsvetkov
      Alexander Tsvetkov 29 January 2018 11: 58
      0
      Reasonable trade with Pakistan is simply a prerequisite for strategic contracts with India. The latter consider themselves already exclusive buyers, although there are a lot of troubles with them. They pay crazy money for rafals, but at the normal price they still have nit-picking and hard trading. Indians don’t understand the methods development of its defense industry and armed forces.
      1. Nemesis
        Nemesis 29 January 2018 15: 13
        0
        Still, it is not worth trading with Pakistan, and India is not going anywhere, neither the USA nor France will sell the latest technologies to it and Russia should not be sold ... Nobody offers technologies to Hindus, only finished products ...
  11. Gardamir
    Gardamir 29 January 2018 11: 52
    0
    From the sale of oil switched to the sale of weapons. I understand some Argentina. but arm the neighbors! China, Turkey, Pakistan! Who is next?
  12. Wolka
    Wolka 29 January 2018 18: 01
    0
    Today, the main thing is the sky over the sovereign territory, who controls the sky, that controls the territory, because the priority remains for powerful air defense ...