Pakistan aims to increase military-technical cooperation with Russia

Pakistan is satisfied with the current level of military-technical cooperation with Russia and seeks to further increase its volume, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Ambassador to the South Asian countries in Russia Shafqat Ali Khan.

As the diplomat noted, over the last 5-10 years the military cooperation between the two countries has increased significantly.

"We look forward to further developing these relations. Of course, procurement and arms transfers are part of these relations. It is an ongoing process, but I can assure you that we are satisfied with the level of cooperation that we have achieved," said Khan.

However, the diplomat said in Islamabad does not intend to stop there.

"We want to move on and believe that this is the right direction. Political support from the top leadership (of the country) present. Sure that in this area, as in others, significant progress will be made," added Khan.

Russia and Pakistan in November 2014 signed an agreement on cooperation in the defense sector. At the moment Moscow has put the Pakistani side of the batch of attack helicopters Mi-35. Also in 2017, the representatives of the Pakistani authorities had expressed interest in purchasing Russian T-90 tanks, electronic equipment, air defense systems.