Pak-Russia relations - Daily Times
But India's relationship with Russia is much more limited than it was during . Russia and Pakistan conducted a military exercise in September. Pakistan–Russia relations or Russo-Pakistani relations refers to the bilateral, historical, cultural, . The Status quo was more acceptable to India, not by Pakistan, initially influence Moscow to vote in favor of India in During – India enjoys very close & robust relations with Russia. Russia has always partnered them in every step of the way, from their defence to their space program.
It happened due to various reasons. Pakistan has special attachment with the region due to Muslim legacy. Thirdly, the region of Central Asia is plenty of natural resources including oil, gas and uranium etc. Uranium is also important for Japan. The exploitation of natural resources of the region needs safe passage for transportation to rest of the world.
Pakistan and Russia may not take benefit of the natural resources until the US presence and restoration of peace in Afghanistan. Thus, both have common cause to make efforts for the solution of Afghanistan imbroglio. Fourthly, closeness between Russia and China has also brought Pakistan closer to Russia. Sixthly, Pakistan is in search of new friends. Russia also needs friends to extend its reach to different areas of the globe.
Seventhly, both countries are situated in Asia continent which carries important maritime locations of Strait of Hormuz and Strait of Malacca. The oil travels to the Western countries from the Middle East through the straits and maritime links located in Asia.
In order to protect the collective interests of the continent, Pakistan and Russia have important role to play. Subsequent Soviet arms sales to India, amounting to billions of dollars on concessional terms, reinforced this argument.
Pakistan gained independence during the penultimate times of cold warand the Russian military involvement in Afghanistan had a long history, going back to Tsarist times in the so-called " Great Game " between Russia and Great Britain. She must take her friends where she finds them! If the Hindus give us and Pakistan, then the Hindus are her best friends. If the British give it to her then the Brits are our best friends.
If neither will give it to us the freedom Then the Russia is our best friend Pakistan had noticed the subservience which was forced upon the allies of the Soviet Union Furthermore, there was the question whether Russia could supply the aid, both material and technical, which Pakistan so urgently needed To a reaction, Soviet Union extended an invitation to Prime Minister, Liaquat Ali Khan, in to visit Moscow, becoming the first prime minister from the Commonwealth of Nations to visit the communist country, but Soviet Union herself did not materialized the dates or the plans.
Pakistan had noticed the subservience which was forced upon the allies of the Soviet Union. During —58, the relations were strained and hostility against each other as time passes. On March—Aprila delegation of the Soviet cultural troupe toured Pakistan and a festival of the Soviet films was held in Karachi.
InSoviet Union agreed to give Pakistan an[ clarification needed ] handful in aid in agriculture, economic, science, control of pest, flood control, desalination, soil erosion and technical assistance to Pakistan. ArifChief of Army Staff. Relevant discussion may be found on Talk: Please help to ensure that disputed statements are reliably sourced. August Learn how and when to remove this template message The Soviet Union had far more better relations with East-Pakistan Now Bangladeshand had strong ties with Communist Party after successfully staging the protest see Bengali Language Movement to give national recognition to the language as compare to Urdu in constitution.
Many demonstrations, led by communist party were held and the newly elected members of East-Pakistan Parliament signed a statement, which denounced Pakistan's government for signing a military pact with United States. Inthe West-Pakistan Parliament passed the resolution which called for establishing ties with Soviet Union.
The democratic socialist alliance led by then-Prime minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto made an effort to improve relations with the Soviet Union, and for the first time in Pakistani historythe Soviet Union's ties with Pakistan began to warm and relations were quickly improved.
InBhutto paid a tiring and lengthy state visit to Soviet Union, becoming the first prime minister since the independence of Pakistan in Bhutto and his delegation was met with great jubilation, a warm-heated celebration took place after Bhutto was received by Alexei Kosygin in Moscow. The first Russia-Pakistan counter-narcotics exercise was held in October followed by a second exercise in December The first-ever Russia-Pakistan joint military exercise was held in the Pakistani province of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa in September The only concession that India received from Russia was a change in the venue: The special forces of Russia and Pakistan conducted a two-week joint counter-terrorism exercise in September-October Asserting that Russia's 'trust-based' relations with India would not be diluted by Moscow's growing ties with Islamabad, President Vladimir Putin told in an interview in June that there is no other country in the world, other than India, with which Russia has such deep cooperation in delicate areas including missile technology.
But Putin also sidestepped a question on Kashmir, saying it was up to India to assess whether Pakistan was fuelling terrorism in Kashmir. Pakistan provides a potential market for Russian weapons which is a huge incentive for Moscow as Russian economy is heavily dependent on arms exports.
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At present, the amount of Russian military equipment supplied to Pakistan is still very small and Islamabad does not have the financial wherewithal to make big-ticket purchases from Moscow.
Pakistan's bloated military is not only unsustainable but it also presently lacks the resources to invest financially for purchase of highly advanced military systems for future. But given an obsessive anti-India strand in Pakistan's strategic culture, Pakistan's military establishment can be expected to indulge in any economic adventurism. Negotiations for the purchase of Russian Su fighter jets are in their early stages, and Pakistan has already expressed its desire to acquire T tanks from Russia as part of a long-term deal.
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