left corner left corner
China Daily Website  

Pakistan, Russian sign attack helicopters deal: media

Updated: 2015-08-20 11:18

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan and Russia have signed a combat helicopter deal, local media reported Thursday.

Pakistan will receive four Mi-35M Russian helicopters, which would be used in the war on terror, said a Pakistan television report, quoting unnamed military sources.

The Mi-35M boasts enhanced flight capabilities, and can be operated at high temperatures and in mountainous terrain.

Pakistan and Russia had been involved in talks over the past one year to finalize the helicopter deal, sources said.

The two countries signed last year a deal on cooperation between their defense ministries for increasing military efficiency of the armed forces.

In June, Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif visited Russia amidst growing military-to-military contacts.

  • Group a building block for Africa

    An unusually heavy downpour hit Durban for two days before the BRICS summit's debut on African soil, but interest for a better platform for emerging markets were still sparked at the summit.