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20 more Mi-35?
Nah. 4 operational, 5 on order and the long term target is of 16-20 Mi-35 in total.
More Mi-17/171 are also needed.
 

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Pakistan Strategic Forum FB page is saying AK-103 and Pantsir-S1s also on the negotiation table. India also wooing Klashinkov for AK-103 to replace service rifle with local manufacture and Pantsir-S1s havnt had a good track record. We should stay away from large Russian orders to avoid CAATSA.
Keep it limited to low key/volume orders and subsystems like RD-93MAs.
 

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AK and Hind variants, this is like a bad 80s Rambo film. We need to avoid Russian gear. It is not cutting edge and service support is awful. First priority should be domestic, if nit than China, if China cannot provide than Turkey, if Turkey cannot provide than Italy/Europe, hell even beg the US, but I see no sense in spending $ on mediocre kit from a country that is our main enemies main weapons supplier. Every penny we spend abrad should support the R&D efforts of our allies. Granted we are in a tough position with regards to attack helicopter options right now
 

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AK and Hind variants, this is like a bad 80s Rambo film. We need to avoid Russian gear. It is not cutting edge and service support is awful. First priority should be domestic, if nit than China, if China cannot provide than Turkey, if Turkey cannot provide than Italy/Europe, hell even beg the US, but I see no sense in spending $ on mediocre kit from a country that is our main enemies main weapons supplier. Every penny we spend abrad should support the R&D efforts of our allies. Granted we are in a tough position with regards to attack helicopter options right now
French delegation both Military and diplomats were in town
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French delegation both Military and diplomats were in town View attachment 673686
France could now be an option but few issues here

1) They still have massive contracts and potential follow on contracts for Rafale and Scorpene with India, this could stop the transfer of any advance tech to Pakistan
2) It would be negligent if we did not take into account the state of relations between Turkey and France right now, any big French contract could risk upsetting the Turks.
3) French will always always always sell you down the river later on if it is in their interests.
 

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