While Pakistan purchases Mi-35M Hind attack helicopters and 9M133 Kornet anti-tank missiles, India can buy up to 500 T-14 Armata tanks from Russia.
The Pakistani media recently quoted the country’s chief of staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, as saying that Russia has signed with Pakistan a new contract to supply anti-tank weapons, air defense systems, and large other small weapons.
Reportedly, Mr. Qamar Javed Bajwa gave this information on the sidelines of the international naval exercise AMAN-2021 in Pakistan, which ended on February 16. The Chief of Staff reiterated that in recent years Pakistan has bought and used Mi-35 combat helicopters from Russia.
“We have an agreement, the contract has been signed, and negotiating to buy some other weapons. We are in the process of buying from Russia some anti-tank weapons, air defense systems, and some other small weapons – Mr. Bajwa answers a question about the prospects of Pakistan-Russia military-technical cooperation.
Currently, the general noted, Moscow is “a good friend of Pakistan”, but Islamabad – partner in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) with which Russia is the core – is looking to develop relations not only in the field. military, but also other fields.
|Pakistan has procured Mi-35M Hind and ATGM 9M133 Kornet attack helicopters|
In October 2019, the procurement agency of the Pakistan Defense Ministry announced that it had successfully completed a $ 62.46 million deal to bring back 52 launchers and hundreds of anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). 9M133 Kornet of Russia.
The above number of ATGMs, along with the Mi-35 attack helicopter with very strong anti-tank capability, were immediately deployed by the Pakistan Army to the border areas that are disputed with India to disable the Indian army armored force.
The 9M133 Kornet missiles will coordinate with the FGM-148 Javelin to form the two trump cards of the Pakistani infantry, which are considered to be capable of disabling all the most advanced main battle tanks of the Indian Army, including the version of the T-90 that Russia sold to India.
In this context, it was recently reported that India – believed to be the first country – is ready to sign a contract with Russia for the supply of a large batch of T-14 Armata tanks upgrade the strength of the army, to cope with the current big falls.
Information about the Indian Army wants to buy 500 T-14 Armata tanks appeared in the press of the country since the middle of last year, however, at that time the T-14 Armata had not received an export license, so the deal. planned for completion to 2021.According to the media, the Indian military leader is discussing a deal worth billions of dollars to purchase up to 500 Russian tanks of this type.
If the deal is successful, 500 T-14 Armata tanks and more than 1,000 T-90S Bhisma and T-90MS of the previous generation will help the Indian Army become the most powerful force in the world. the scene that the two biggest rivals, Pakistan, are also massively purchasing Russian anti-tank weapons; China also has very strong tank-armored forces and anti-tank weapons.