Want to enhance aircraft construction coop with China: Khan

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  1. Parthy

    Parthy Air Warrior Senior Member

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    Terming the JF-17, a combat jet jointly developed by China and Pakistan, as a prized asset, Pakistan has said it would like further cooperation with Beijing in military and civilian aircraft construction.

    "The JF-17 is a prized asset for China and Pakistan, and now we have the platform of cooperation. We'd like to further develop it," Masood Khan, Pakistani Ambassador to China, said in an interview with 'China Daily'.

    Pakistan would like further cooperation with China in military and civilian aircraft construction, Khan said in an interview which was recorded prior to the current visit of Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao to Islamabad.

    He said the first batch of 42 jets is now being produced in Pakistan, and Islamabad is also "looking for another 200 aircraft (to be produced) in the future."

    On the civilian nuclear cooperation between China and Pakistan, Khan said "the nuclear project is an ongoing cooperation between the two countries, and whatever we do is under the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) safeguards and in accordance with international law."

    China recently announced its plans to build a one gigawatt nuclear reactor for Pakistan. This is the biggest of the five it committed to build. While two of about 300 mw capacities are ready and two be constructed at Chashma in Pakistan's Punjab province.

    United States and India have already expressed their concerns to Beijing over this.

    On the infrastructure projects connecting both the countries, Khan said besides upgrading existing roads and enabling them to withstand all weather conditions, Pakistan is also looking for more ways to connect closer to China.

    "The feasibility (of linking the two countries through roads) has been confirmed, and though difficult, it is not a pipe dream. I'm sure the next step is within the power of the two governments," he said.


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  3. Parthy

    Parthy Air Warrior Senior Member

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    Does they got waiver from IAEA for their nuclear project???
     
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    sayareakd Moderator Moderator

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    I always though that Pakistani Nukes are the only asset with Pak, even Mushi said so when we was President and Dictator of Pak.
     
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    they can never get a waiver for the project at least not in this century.....but china has distinction of crushing international laws so they dont really care-pakistan will get reactors whether the world likes it or not....
     
  6. LETHALFORCE

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    Being a P5 member they better care or they should not be in the P5 they already proliferated and have not been punished if they do it again maybe they should be kicked out of P5???
     
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    I sometime wonder how P4 even consider China to be in that group. I mean, China is the worst nuclear weapons proliferators in the world as we know it.
     
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    Parthy Air Warrior Senior Member

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    Will that have any effect on them?? I don't think so.. Are they importing any fissile material??
     
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    Neil Senior Member Senior Member

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    but LF sir....thats the best thing being in P5....no one can do anything against you....but all members of P5 have in many ways never abided by rules...bitter but true....so why china...??!!
     
  10. LETHALFORCE

    LETHALFORCE Moderator Moderator

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    Other have not proliferated nukes so freely to start and they have now encroached on the interests of the other P4 a no no.
     
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    Neil Senior Member Senior Member

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    well it all started by uncle sam it proliferated nuclear weapons to britain , britain to france , soviets to china so no one is clean why blame china...??!
     
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    JF -17 is priced asset for CHINA, is it ?
     
  13. Oracle

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    Don't you get it. Amongst all, China is the worst nuclear proliferator. Read history mate, US, UK, France or Russia did not sell nuclear secrets. That were all episodes of espionage.
     

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