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Putin Woos Pakistan as Cold War Friend India Buys U.S. Arms

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  1. HMS Astute

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    Putin Woos Pakistan as Cold War Friend India Buys U.S. Arms

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is seeking to build military ties with Pakistan as India buys more weapons from the U.S., changing an approach toward the nuclear-powered neighbors that has endured since the Cold War.


    Sergei Shoigu, making the first visit by a Russian defense minister to Pakistan since the Soviet Union’s collapse, last week signed a “milestone” military cooperation agreement. The world community “wants to do business with Pakistan now,” Shoigu said, according to a Pakistan government statement.


    The move comes as Putin seeks to expand relations with Asia in the face of growing isolation from the U.S. and its allies over his support for separatist rebels in Ukraine. The U.S. overtook Russia as India’s biggest weapons supplier in recent years, prompting leaders in Moscow to reassess their strategy toward South Asia.


    “We’re seeing a new Russia,” C. Uday Bhaskar, director of the Delhi-based Society for Policy Studies. “With India now widening its search for defense supplies to the U.S. and Israel, Russia too wants to expand the market for its equipment. Both Russia and India are reviewing their policies.”


    Putin plans to visit India next month to meet with Modi as Russia seeks to counter sanctions from the U.S. and others. Russia this month announced plans to build a second gas pipeline to China, an ally of Pakistan, in a move that would cement Putin’s policy of tilting energy exports toward Asia.

    Russia and Pakistan plan to increase port calls of warships, cooperate in fighting terrorism and help stabilize Afghanistan, Russian state news service Tass reported. Shoigu also met Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who said steps were needed to boost the $542 million of bilateral trade between the two nations, according to the state-run Pakistan Broadcasting Corp.


    “Shoigu’s visit has come at a very critical juncture when U.S.-led NATO forces are drawing down from Afghanistan by the end of 2014,” Pakistan’s government said in a statement. “Apart from promoting bilateral defense relations, the visit will enable both countries to join hands in bringing peace and stability in the region.”


    It’s important for countries to balance ties between India and Pakistan, which have fought three wars since they were split after British rule ended in 1947. U.S. President Barack Obama called Pakistani leader Sharif last week, shortly after accepting an invitation from Modi to attend India’s Republic Day parade on Jan. 26.

    Putin Woos Pakistan as Cold War Friend India Buys U.S. Arms - Bloomberg
     
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    sam2012 Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Russia supplies defence equipment to China , should india be worried abou it ???

    Russs is second largest exporter of defence equipment , if india reduces it buying then obiviously they will look for alternative they can't drum the same band of COLD WAR ALLY etc

    One thing for sure there will be no soft loan & subsidy when it comes to Russia , even if they are ready to sell question is does pakistan has money to buy?????
     
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    ya US approved lone for this
     
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    sam2012 Captain FULL MEMBER

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    Then Uncle SAM should be worried on their funds used to buy equipments from their bitter rivals whom they have slapped sanctions
    LOL this will be really intresting :respect:
     
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    Pakistan is really making a bloody fool of Americans. They take money from US to buy Russian weapons.
     
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    sam2012 Captain FULL MEMBER

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    You forgot biggest part the major chunk of money goes to funding goons like Hafiz saeed , Dawood etc , who inturn release hate speech on America LOL

    lt us not forget Pakistan can't buy MIG-35 or SU-35 or PAKFA for that matter to threaten india , all they can afford is MI-35 , MI-17 & may be OPV's & cargo planes , remember they are not in position to buy J-10B
     
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    What are you saying
    I thought they are going to buy J-31 from China:hmm:
     
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    Take an example of MMRCA Rafale is L1 for almost two years now , until the contract is not signed nothing is sure even after contract inked things might go wrong . Same thing can be said for FGFA final agreement if still needs to be inked

    let us be factual , J-31 might enter into service 2020-25 if everything goes fine , do you think Chinese home grown engine will b ready by then??
    If they use RD-93 i production variant then no point in having a layout stealth , because those engines are chimneys which will be easily targeted by heat seaking missiles

    More over it won't cost less than 100 million USD per plane , do pakistani have fund to buy and maintain those????? Even if they buy it will be
    F-105 star fighter no-2 which pakistani brought just to scare INDIA but got badly whupped in 65 & 71
     
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