Russia against developing military ties with Pakistan

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  1. gogbot

    gogbot Regular Member

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    18:3812/03/2010

    Russia is not developing military cooperation with Pakistan, Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said Friday.

    "I would like to stress that Russia is not maintaining military cooperation with Pakistan as it takes into account the concerns of [our] Indian partners," Putin said after a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

    In the 1990s, Pakistan was the chief purchaser of T-80UD tanks produced by Ukraine.

    India and Pakistan resumed talks on normalizing bilateral relations for the first time in many years in 2008, but the peace hopes were shattered when a coordinated terrorist attack hit the Indian city of Mumbai in November 2008, claiming at least 166 lives and wounding more than 300 people.

    India then blamed the Pakistani-based Lashkar-e-Taiba movement for the assault and said it wanted to see a "visible response" from Islamabad.

    New Delhi has a long history of military ties with Moscow. The current cooperation program comprises about 200 joint projects, including the transfer of technology for the licensed assembly of T-90 tanks in India, the production of BrahMos missiles and the purchase of Smerch MLRS by India.

    Earlier on Friday, Russia and India signed a $1.5-billion contract on the supplies of 29 more MiG-29K Fulcrum-D carrier-based fighter jets to New Delhi.

    The two countries signed a contract stipulating the supply of 12 single-seat MiG-29Ks and four two-seat MiG-29KUBs to India in January 2004. The contract is part of a $1.5 billion deal to deliver the Admiral Gorshkov aircraft carrier, currently being retrofitted in Russia for the Indian navy.

    NEW DEHLI, March 12 (RIA Novosti)


    http://en.rian.ru/mlitary_news/20100312/158177001.html
     
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  3. Yusuf

    Yusuf GUARDIAN Administrator

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    So no RD 33 for their crown jewel? India should have extracted that from putin. No via china sale too.
     
  4. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    How serious would the ties be when Pakistan is the main reason for the Russian defeat in Afghanistan??
     
  5. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    Was Russia defeated in Afghanistan? Last time I checked, their puppet government outlived theirs.
     
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    In business only business interests matter. Friends become foes and foes become friends. If Russia sees more money from Pakistan than india it will sell. But right now it has far more to earn from india that it will risk to sell to pakistan. India should make it clear in no uncertain terms to Russia that they either supply to india or pakistan. No shaanpatti like using China route too.
     
  7. gogbot

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    You guys should remember that While Russia may have its own interests.
    Much of the time they coincide with ours.

    They have used their veto a good number of times to provide us with assistance on the security council .

    Goa being one of those times.

    Even used their nukes to help maintain a balance of power. In our Geo-political areas.
     
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    True mate nothern alliance was supported by Russia and India.
     
  9. IBM

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    Well i doubt that Russia will sell hardware to pak, if she has more money. By the way do u seriouly think pak has more money than India or will have more money in future???? i can see pak equal with somaila in future or does not exits?????????
     
  10. bhramos

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    Russia may sell Mi-17 or transport planes to Pakistan, but with Indian permission only, it happened past too for Mi-17's.

    USSR was the 1st country to recognise Kashmir as India in past, US was the 1st to recognise J&K as not Indian in past, may be the time has changed at present, but US has so many incidents supported to Pakistan in & present too, but can any one show Russia supporting any thing against India, execpt RD-33 engines,???
     
  11. Armand2REP

    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    US were the ones that got Pakistan those Mi-17s.

    http://islamabad.usembassy.gov/pr-09061001.html
     

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