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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia signed a “milestone” military cooperation pact on Thursday aimed at bringing peace and stability in the region, Islamabad's defence ministry said.

The agreement was signed during a meeting by Russian Defence Minister General Sergei Shoigu, who is on a day-long official visit to Pakistan, with his counterpart Khawaja Asif.

“The signing of the military cooperation agreement between the two significant countries of the region is a milestone,” Asif said after the signing ceremony in a ministry statement.

“Both sides will translate this relationship in tangible terms and further strengthen military to military relations,” Asif added.

The pair expressed hope that the agreement will pave the way for exchange of views and information, as well as issues related to strengthening of mutual trust and international security, counter-terrorist and arms control activities.

“The first ever visit of the defence minister from Russian Federation has come at a very critical juncture when US led Nato forces are drawing down from Afghanistan by the end of 2014,” the statement said.

“Apart from promoting bilateral defence relations, the visit will enable both countries to join hands in bringing peace and stability in the region,” it added.

Russia has long been the largest supplier of arms to India, the nuclear-armed arch rival of Pakistan, which is the world's top arms buyer.

The country's ITAR-TASS news agency reported in June that Russia had lifted its embargo on arms supplies to Pakistan and was holding talks on supplying Islamabad with combat helicopters.

Shoigu, who is accompanied by a 41-member high level delegation, commended the skill and expertise of Pakistani armed forces in fighting the war against terrorism, the Pakistani defence ministry said.

“The world community not only praises but wants to do business with Pakistan now,” it quoted Shoigu as saying.

During his stay, the Russian defence minister would also held in-depth delegation level talks with Pakistani authorities besides meeting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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Double faced and unreliable americans forced Pakistan to be a close friend to russians.
Good for RD 93ma, mi35 and may be mig 35 or sukhoi su 35 in future if not j31.
 

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Well I am glad Russia & Pakistan are getting close & the credit really goes to India for ignoring Russia & pleasing US which made Russia really upset.

I hope we get to see some real hardware from Russia like TOR M1, MI28 (best option), light & heavy arms & so on.
 

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So no big ticket items except for a few attack choppers and 'counter-terrorist and arms control activities' (whatever that means!).

And some guys out here are dreaming about SU-35s etc!! :laughcry: Not going to happen! :no:
 

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yeah about a two years back RD93 were not going to happen, about six months ago Helos were not going to happen, a few days ago security agreement was not going to happen..........keep denying

So no big ticket items except for a few attack choppers and 'counter-terrorist and arms control activities' (whatever that means!).

And some guys out here are dreaming about SU-35s etc!! :laughcry: Not going to happen! :no:
 

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia signed a “milestone” military cooperation pact on Thursday aimed at bringing peace and stability in the region, Islamabad's defence ministry said.

The agreement was signed during a meeting by Russian Defence Minister General Sergei Shoigu, who is on a day-long official visit to Pakistan, with his counterpart Khawaja Asif.

“The signing of the military cooperation agreement between the two significant countries of the region is a milestone,” Asif said after the signing ceremony in a ministry statement.

“Both sides will translate this relationship in tangible terms and further strengthen military to military relations,” Asif added.

The pair expressed hope that the agreement will pave the way for exchange of views and information, as well as issues related to strengthening of mutual trust and international security, counter-terrorist and arms control activities.

“The first ever visit of the defence minister from Russian Federation has come at a very critical juncture when US led Nato forces are drawing down from Afghanistan by the end of 2014,” the statement said.

“Apart from promoting bilateral defence relations, the visit will enable both countries to join hands in bringing peace and stability in the region,” it added.

Russia has long been the largest supplier of arms to India, the nuclear-armed arch rival of Pakistan, which is the world's top arms buyer.

The country's ITAR-TASS news agency reported in June that Russia had lifted its embargo on arms supplies to Pakistan and was holding talks on supplying Islamabad with combat helicopters.

Shoigu, who is accompanied by a 41-member high level delegation, commended the skill and expertise of Pakistani armed forces in fighting the war against terrorism, the Pakistani defence ministry said.

“The world community not only praises but wants to do business with Pakistan now,” it quoted Shoigu as saying.

During his stay, the Russian defence minister would also held in-depth delegation level talks with Pakistani authorities besides meeting Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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News Papers are reporting deal has been signed for delivery of MI-35 and MI-28 sale to Pakistan is also being discussed @fatman17 @Horus @Oscar
 

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so now Russia will protect Pakistan from USA in case of war???

nah .....russia dont forgets easily ........Pakistan proudly boosts what they did to russia in afghanistan ........

dreaming of replacing India when it comes to relations with russia .?????? wake up
we can protect our pakistan what about you where you go for protection USA china RUSSIA all are pakistan friend now what
 

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Double faced and unreliable americans forced Pakistan to be a close friend to russians.
Good for RD 93ma, mi35 and may be mig 35 or sukhoi su 35 in future if not j31.
we dont need su 35 or mig 35 better we work on JF 17 for at least nest 8 years then we will go for stealth like J 31 OR J 20
 

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So no big ticket items except for a few attack choppers and 'counter-terrorist and arms control activities' (whatever that means!).

And some guys out here are dreaming about SU-35s etc!! :laughcry: Not going to happen! :no:
Thats how this is supposed to work, Step by step. You are a fool if you think this is nothing.
 

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Thats how this is supposed to work, Step by step. You are a fool if you think this is nothing.
It is not very significant also.

We were left high and dry with INS Vikramaditya and others for a very long time and costs over run and for what? Putting too many egss in one basket.

India always paid for everything, there were no free lunches. Russia needs to boost its exports and if Pakistan is willing to buy why not? We have enough things going between us to maintain our relations.

Does not mean much to us.
 

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It is not very significant also.

We were left high and dry with INS Vikramaditya and others for a very long time and costs over run and for what? Putting too many egss in one basket.

India always paid for everything, there were no free lunches. Russia needs to boost its exports and if Pakistan is willing to buy why not? We have enough things going between us to maintain our relations.

Does not mean much to us.
Some Combat helos and Military cooperation agreement may not be as significant, but for a country that had no former relations with Russia, no military cooperation of any kind and the fact that it ignored India's concerns is Significant enough for Pakistan!
 

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