Russia ready to sell four Mi-35 helicopters to Pakistan

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  1. Blackwater

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    MOSCOW: A draft contract for the delivery of four Mi-35M 'Hind E' combat helicopters has been sent to Pakistan from Russia, a source in the Russian military and technical cooperation said on Wednesday, according to a report published on TASS news agency's website.

    "Following the results of the talks held earlier on helicopters, which Pakistan would like to get from Russia, a draft contract on the delivery of four Mi-35M gunships has been sent to the Pakistani side. Pakistan is now studying the document," the source said.

    According to Russia's state arms exporter Rosoboronexport, talks between Russia and Pakistan are under way regarding the delivery of helicopters. However, Rosoboronexport declined to reveal details regarding these consultations.

    Last year, CEO of Russia's Rostec hi-tech corporation Sergey Chemezov said that Russia had lifted its embargo on delivery of military hardware and armaments to Pakistan and negotiations were being held on delivering helicopters.

    Russia’s Foreign Ministry also said that both sides have been negotiating the delivery of helicopters and that Pakistan currently has a number of Mi-17 helicopters delivered by the United States to assist in the fight against militancy.

    The Mi-35M helicopter is an exceedingly modernised version of Mi-24 (Hind) combat helicopter with new onboard equipment and avionics. It also has a more powerful engine and a different tail rotor.

    Also read: Deal with Russia for purchase of Mi-35 attack helicopters on the cards

    Pakistan and Russia had signed a bilateral defence cooperation agreement aimed at strengthening military-to-military relations in November last year. The deal had to be followed by another ‘technical cooperation agreement’ to pave the way for sale of defence equipment to Pakistan.

    Besides helicopters, Pakistan also appears interested in other Russian hardware.

    Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday spent about 15 hours at an arms expo near Moscow that featured Russia’s cutting edge weapons and military equipment. He inspected not only the weapon systems on display but also saw their live demonstration.

    “The army chief spent whole of June 16 witnessing dynamic defence expo. Highly impressive display of all types of arms, aircraft, and helis,” military spokesman Maj Gen Asim Bajwa, who accompanied the army chief on the Russia visit, tweeted.

    Also read: Deal to sell MI-35 helicopters 'politically approved': Russian envoy
    http://www.dawn.com/news/1188966/russia-ready-to-sell-four-mi-35-helicopters-to-pakistan-report
     
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  3. Blackwater

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    can anybody tel me wats coooking.



    pakis dont have aukat to buy thats for sure? who is funding? is it part of soft loan?
     
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    Its Russia's way of telling us "F@@k you" because of our growing purchase of western military hardware.

    Russia has lost many high value tenders to western sources which in the past would have gone to Russia.
    This is coming at a time when Russia is dealing with economic problems and need every dollar they can get out of weapon sales.

    This sale also makes clear Russia's apprehension of us. In the past Russia did not deal with Pakistan as we were its strategic allies. But now the terms have changed as we draw even closer to the west.

    Some big tenders Russia has lost :

    Mig35 lost to Rafale
    upload_2015-6-18_22-23-50.jpeg upload_2015-6-18_22-24-6.jpeg
    mig35-------------- rafale


    mi28 lost to apache
    upload_2015-6-18_22-25-1.jpeg upload_2015-6-18_22-25-20.jpeg
    mi28-------------- apache

    mi26 lost to chinook
    upload_2015-6-18_22-26-44.jpeg upload_2015-6-18_22-27-0.jpeg
    mi26------------- chinook

    So I hope now you guys see why Russia is making the sale :- for money and to get our attention and remind us of our alliances past and present.
    No need to needlessly bash Russia .............. its only 4 gunships.

    @Blackwater hope this adequately answers your query ..............
     
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    russia dont give soft loans or free maal??/ some body is paying for this.

    i dont mind pakis buying or putting their aid money buying military stuff . as long as there economy ,education,health and security situation worsening:laugh::laugh:
     
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    but how russia gonna get dollars by selling weapons to paki thats the question. :laugh:
     
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    Cost of one mi-35 is around 25 million dollars so the cost of the deal should be around 100 million dollars so they will pay some from their budget, and the rest from US aid money :rofl::rofl:
     
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    must be saudis who else but lets how much stuff pakis gets from russians.
     
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    indiandefencefan Regular Member

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    Russia is going to get US aid money from Pakistan :scared2::scared2::scared2::rofl::rofl::rofl:
    Its so ironic !!!!!!
     
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    Sometimes I wonder if Russia and China are planning to make Pakistan a communist country within the next two decades.

    No body invests so much without a game plan.
     

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