Russia lifted arm embargo on Pakistan

Russia on 4 June 2014 lifted arm embargo on Pakistan

Created On: Jun 5, 2014 17:45 ISTModified On: Jun 6, 2014 18:22 IST

Russia on 4 June 2014 lifted arm embargo on Pakistan. Sergey Chemezov, head of Russian state-run technologies corporation Rostec announced that Russia has lifted an embargo on supplying weapons and military hardware to Pakistan.

Russia is negotiating the sales of Mi-35 helicopters to Pakistan. Russia has been India's largest defence supplier with military sales worth over 40 billion US dollar since the first MiG-21s in 1963 to the present-day Sukhoi-30MKI fighters.

The deal has ignited a new spark over the relationship of India and Russia.

Significance of the move

The Russian decision is indicative of a paradigm shift in Russian foreign policy. Russia is waiting with bated breath the post-2014 Afghanistan as American/NATO are scheduled to pull out most of their troops from the land-locked country by the end of 2014.

The Taliban is in a resurgent mode. Therefore, the withdrawal of American/NATO troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014 may well turn the country into a tinder box again. Pakistan’s importance would increase enormously in the post-2014 situation in Afghanistan.

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