PARIS – Russia has shown interest in buying a helicopter landing ship from France, marking a possible shift in Moscow’s defense procurement thinking, a spokesman for the Ministry of Defense said Sept. 3.
ISLAMABAD: The opposition party, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) in the Upper House on Thursday demanded an in-camera briefing to the senators on the government plan to buy submarines from France instead of Germany. Senator Jamal Leghari of the former ruling PML-Q while speaking on a point of order strongly opposed to government plan to buy submarines from France instead of Germany at a costly price. He informed that Pakistan Navy had sent a summary to the President recommending buying submarines from Germany, but he regretted that the President rejected the summary and decided to purchase these from France. Continue reading
France agreed last month to provide Pakistan Tigre attack Helicopters but today French foreign minister said Pakistan is in ungent need of Helis for the ongoing war against terror and these choppers cannot be delivered as the French millitary itself has to wait for atleast 6 months to recieve its fresh batch of Tiger gunships . So intead of Tigers France is willing to sell Eurocopter Fennec light multi purpose helis to Pakistan. akistan already has around 20 Fennec in service. Pakistan Army currently has 50-60 tranport helicopters of russian, us and French origin and almost 30 Cobra attack Helis.
ISLAMABAD, July 23 (Xinhua) — France is keen to open a new chapter of relationship with Pakistan for strengthening democracy and its efforts to curb terrorism, French Minister for Foreign Trade Anne Marie Idrac said Thursday