Russia-Pakistan Military Cooperation Not Threatening Relations With India
Expansion of military
cooperation between Russia and Pakistan will not have any negative
effect on relations between Moscow and New Delhi, Russian Deputy Foreign
Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday.
(Sputnik) — Moscow and Islamabad are currently in talks on the delivery
of Russian multirole Mi-35M attack helicopters and the latest Su-35
"I do not think that the contacts under discussion will cause
jealousy on the part of any of the two sides," Ryabkov told journalists.
Pakistan is Russia's closest partner, Ryabkov said, adding that the
two countries’ ties are evolving not only militarily but in other
sectors, including energy.
Relations between India and Pakistan have been strained since the end
of British rule seven decades ago. They agreed to a ceasefire in 2003
following a number of military conflicts. Both sides have repeatedly
accused each other of violating the truce.