Contents tagged with Pakistan

  • Ukraine signs $85.6 million tank-repair contract with Pakistan

    During the IDEX-2021 exhibition, Ukrainian state-owned defense holding Ukroboronprom signed a contract with Pakistan to repair T-80UD tanks with a total value of $85.6 million, reported Ukroboronprom’s press service.

    "Our armoured plants are constantly updating their production facilities and improving technology, which ensures high quality work and products. We also discussed with the Pakistani side new orders for the supply of 6TD1 and 6TD2 engines to this country," said Yuri Gusev, CEO of …

  • Russia and Pakistan conduct joint military exercises

    Pakistan and Russia began annual joint military exercises to strengthen cooperation in the war against terrorism and the growing threat from the Islamic State group in neighboring Afghanistan.

    According to officials, the Friendship III exercise began on Monday at the National Center for Counterterrorism in the mountain city of Pabbi. A Pakistani Special Forces headquarters is also located there.

    The official representative of the Pakistan army, Major General Asif Ghafoor, said that this was …

  • Pakistan criticizes India’s arms deal with Russia

    The Pakistani government has criticized India’s intention to purchase S-400 anti-air missile systems from Russia, and responded that Islamabad is capable of opposing the supposed threat to its security.

    Earlier Delhi signed a deal with Russia to purchase what experts consider the most modern anti-missile defense systems for a price of $5.4 billion. The Indian authorities claim to be doing so in order to protect India against missile strikes from China or Pakistan.

    In an official communique, …

  • Pakistan refuses to release to the US the doctor who helped kill Bin Laden

    Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal said that his country will not release physician Shakil Afridi, whom Washington values for his participation in the operation to kill terrorist leader Osama bin Laden, from prison. Pakistan will also not extradite him to the US.

    According to the Foreign Ministry’s Press Office, the Minister made assurances at a briefing that the extradition of Afridi, who was sentenced to 23 years in prison, is not even under discussion.

    Faisal was …

  • Pakistan intends to purchase Russian T-90 tanks

    The Defense Minister of Pakistan, Khurram Dastgir Khan, stated that Pakistani authorities are interested in conducting a long-term purchase agreement with Russia for T-90 tanks, Russian news agency RIA Novosti reports.

    “This will not be a one-time purchase, but a long-term agreement,” said Khurram Dastgir Khan.

    According to Pakistan officials stated that Islamabad intends to increase military-technical cooperation with Moscow and is studying various Russian weapon systems for new purchases, …

  • Pakistan to buy large consignment of Ukrainian tanks

    Pakistan may order a large consignment of Ukrainian-produced Oplot tanks, reports Pakistani military-analytic society Defence Pakistan on Twitter.

    According to an announcement by the national industrial portal, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Ukraine Athar Abbas said that Pakistan intends to purchase roughly 100 Oplot tanks.

    The agreement regarding the purchase of the Ukrainian Oplot military tank is now in the final stage of testing and evaluation. If it is signed, Pakistan will buy more than a …

  • Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Pakistani Navy are planning to hold joint exercises

    Sailors of the Russian Black Sea Fleet and the Pakistani Navy started to plan the PASSEX joint naval exercise near Novorossiysk, Russia. This was announced on December 7 by the chief of the information support department of the Russian Black Sea Fleet, Vyacheslav Trukhachev, the Krymform news agency reported.

    "The exercise will include practice in organizing steering ships after trawls, joint maneuvers and exercises for search and rescue at sea," Trukhachev specified. According to him, the …

  • Ukraine signs arms memorandum with Pakistan for $600 million

    On Wednesday, November 23, Ukraine signed an arms memorandum for $600 million with Pakistan, according to the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s press service.

    The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed by Pavlo Bukin, the Director General of the state company "Ukrspecexport" and the Chairman of the Heavy Industries Taxila Pakistani Corporation, Syed Wajid Hussain. The arrangements concern the maintenance and modernization of tanks. In the 1990s, Ukraine sold three hundred and twenty T-80UD tanks to …