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Russian C-in-C calls on General Kayani, General Wynne

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  1. safriz

    safriz BANNED BANNED

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    Russian C-in-C calls on General Kayani, General Wynne Pakistan and Russia agreed to boost defence cooperation during a meeting on Monday between Russian Ground Forces Commander-in-Chief (C-in-C) Colonel General Vladimir V Chirkin and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani at the General Headquarters (GHQ) Rawalpindi to discuss military collaboration between the two countries. The two generals discussed matters of mutual interest with emphasis on improving defence cooperation, army-to-army relations the security situation in the region, especially in Afghanistan post 2014. General Chirkin also attended a wreath-laying ceremony at the Shuhada Monument and was presented a guard of honour by a contingent of the Pakistan Army. The general also met Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Chairman General Khalid Shameem Wynne. They discussed cooperation between the two armies. “The regional situation with an emphasis on Afghanistan was also discussed during the meeting,â€￾ said an official statement released by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The Russian commander’s visit is a follow-up of the major breakthrough between the two countries for boosting military ties. Russia and Pakistan share a history of strained military relations, especially in wake of the 1979 Russian invasion of Afghanistan. Following the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic (USSR) invasion of Afghanistan, Pakistan had supported the Afghan mujahideen. The USSR forces were defeated and the UUSR consequently disintegrated. Talks on military cooperation began in May 25, 2011 when the then Russian Ground Forces Commander-in-Chief Colonel General Alexander Postnikov visited Pakistan and met General Kayani and other military commanders. He was the first Russian senior military official to visit Pakistan after the 1980s Afghan war. In October 2012, General Kayani visited Russia where he was received by General Chirkin. This visit paved the way for future Pakistan-Russia defence ties. - See more at: http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2013....ZcolLeVq.dpuf
     
  2. VJM

    VJM FULL MEMBER

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    This is the second major military to military dialogue between Russia and Pakistan. Lets understand the causes and effects of the same.

    Russia and Pakistan are not 'natural ally' as the term states. Russia has always being inclined towards India historically but this change in axis is due to what i feel is a major event in the world The killing of Osama Bin Laden and decline of Al Queada. Pakistan is bound to be more incline towards China then USA is known to everyone. But Russia chipping in is a concern. Perhaps our incline towards the US in particular can be a reason. India will in the future no longer be in a position where it balances out relations with US and Russia. Russia is scouting for new allies after this major event it already has good ties with Iran, Syria and Egypt.

    The Effect:India will find it ever more difficult to play its strategy of balance act. If it inclines towards the Western Powers India will face tuff conditions from the Northern neighbour. While it cannot incline towards the Northern neighbour as the two are natural competitors. But a seemly good level of understanding between the two can facilitate a good environment of growth. Russia is one such facilitator which we cannot afford to lose (Backstage facilitator).

    India should now enter dialogue with Iran and Russia for stabilizing Afghanistan to contain the Pakistani plan of return of Taliban to Power in this way India can assure that Pakistan army and ISI hands and influence is limited to Islamabad only. This is a difficult move as India certainly does not have the resources to do so nor it has good ally.
     
  3. Devil

    Devil Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    this was bound to happen with defence deals going wrong and also russia knows in future there will be less military orders after most of the orders are completed by 2020 and india completing atleast 30-40% of projects HAL and DRDO started million years ago that leaves only one country in asia and then some in middle east and africa
     
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    I would say India has chosen its path and so will all the others. It is in nations interest, there are no permanent enemies or friends. Basically Russian will play both sides in future.
     
  5. Himanshu Pandey

    Himanshu Pandey Don't get mad, get even. STAR MEMBER

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    with the way communist(god less) are getting long with Islamic nations this would not be a big surprise but it will not happen for few more decades... russia is using pakistan as a bargain chip it has nothing to gain only to loose if it side too much with it.
     
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