Thursday, June 26, 2014


India's defence links with Russia under strain: IHS Jane's

NEW DELHI-The Indian government is concerned about Russia's potential deal of selling Mi-35s to Pakistan, similar to the Afghan model.Senior Indian officials are closely monitoring Russian attempts to sell an unspecified number of Mi-35s to Pakistan, a move that would tear up a decades-old informal understanding between Delhi and Moscow against supplying Islamabad any material."By offering to sell military equipment to Pakistan, the Russians are, in all probability, trying to arm-twist India from sourcing its defence requirements from alternate suppliers," former Indian Navy chief Admiral Arun Prakash told IHS Jane’s. "Such tactics should not intimidate India's new administration."

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