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Friday, June 19, 2015

Russia Selling Mi-35M Attack Helicopters To Pakistan

Mi-35 Hind (NAF 261)According to Russian News Agency TASS, Russia’s state arms exporter Rosoboronexport has agreed to sell advanced Mil Mi-35M (Hind E) combat helicopters to Pakistan.

Although the initial contract apparently just calls for the delivery of four attack helicopters, political and military analysts say the fact that Russia is selling its most advanced combat choppers to Pakistan is telling and another sign that Putin intends to to flex Russian military muscles all across the globe.

Around a year ago, Rostec CEO Sergey Chemezov announced that Russia was lifting its embargo on the sale of military hardware to Pakistan, and he was already holding negotiations on the delivery of combat helicopters to the Asian country.

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