Analysts Welcome Russian Arms Sales to Pakistan
“Analysts have welcomed Russia’s decision to loosen its longstanding restrictive arms supply policy toward Pakistan and sell helicopter gunships, but are unsure what the final results will be,” Defense News reports.
“Further details of the negotiations are unknown. A spokesperson for the Defense Ministry here would not comment on specific details of what was being discussed with their Russian counterparts, saying only that deliberations were underway.”
“However, a primary issue is how this will affect Russia’s relations with its South Asian strategic partner, and Pakistan’s arch-rival, India.”