Pakistan is expected to sign $9 billion deal with Russia under which Islamabad would purchase heavy and medium fighter jets, medium and short-range air defense systems, tanks, combat helicopters, and warships.
For years, China has remained the major arms supplier to Pakistan, especially after the latter decided to reduce its reliance on the US.
Reports quoted Konstantin Makienko, the deputy director of the Moscow-based defense think tank Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies. Makeinko revealed that two types of Russian military hardware can make Pakistan’s shopping list, i.e., the new Russian fighter jet MiG-35 and the heavy transport helicopter Mi-26T2.
However, the news is yet to be confirmed by Pakistani officials.
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22 August, 2019