Pakistan, Russia hold talks on sale of military hardware

Published: January 22, 2016
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A Russian delegation on Thursday arrived in Pakistan to discuss the sale of military hardware.

According to a statement by ISPR, a meeting was held between the delegation which was led by Fomin Alexander Vasilyevich, Director of Federal Service for Military – Technical Cooperation of the Russian Federation (FSMTC) and Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif at General Headquarters.

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The focus of the discussion was on enhanced security and training cooperation measures to further expand joint military ties between the two armies, the statement revealed.

Further, Vasilyevich acknowledged the achievements of Pakistan Army in its ongoing fight against terrorism and the measures taken for bringing regional peace and stability.

Pakistan in August last year, signed an agreement with Russia to purchase MI-35 ‘Hind’ attack helicopters.

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“An agreement was signed between Pakistan and Russian authorities in Rawalpindi for the purchase of four MI-35 helicopters,” said a senior military official.

The official, however, did not provide any further details about the deal, or shed any light on the configuration of the helicopters which Pakistan will receive. No timeline for delivery of the helicopters was revealed.

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  • shafi
    Jan 23, 2016 - 2:50PM

    we welcome russian delegation in pak, pak seeks more coperation with RussiaRecommend

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