Talks between Pakistan and Russia over buying of Russian-made MI-35 attack helicopters is on the positive front.
Rana-Tanveer Daily Capital
In August 2015, Pakistan and Russia had signed a deal regarding the sale of four MI-35 attack helicopters.
Back in 1980’s the then Soviet Union had banned the sale of any military hardware to Pakistan as the latter was a very strong US ally while Moscow was a strong supporter of India.
The news about MI – 35 attack helicopters comes in heals of a fallout between Pakistan and the US with Washington’s refusal to partially fund the eight F-16 jets which they had agreed to sell to Pakistan.
It was reported that Islamabad has failed to seal the deal by not submitting necessary documents before the deadline.
Russian MI-35 Helicopter Sputnik
It is noteworthy that India, too, uses the Mi-35 attack helicopters.
Pakistan is now focusing on their JF-17 Thunder third-generation fighter aircraft that they have co-produced with China and is going to be a major part of their military hardware.