Russia agrees to sell Mi-35 helicopters to Pakistan


RAWALPINDI: Pakistan and Russian has signed a landmark defence deal which includes the sale of four Mi-35 ‘Hind E’ attack helicopters to Pakistan.

The agreement was signed by top defence officials from Pakistan and Russia in Rawalpindi on Wednesday.

The deal was under negotiation for the past year.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif had also visited Russia in June, after which a draft contract for the delivery of four Mi-35M ‘Hind E’ combat helicopters was sent to Pakistan from Russia.

General Raheel Sharif had spent about 15 hours at an arms expo near Moscow that featured Russia’s cutting edge weapons and military equipment.