Pakistan unhappy with India-Russia arms deal

Last Updated: Thu, Dec 27, 2012 16:00 hrs

Islamabad, Dec 27 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday expressed its unhappiness over a just-concluded $2.9 billion arms deal between India and Russia, a media report said.

Commenting on the arms agreement, Pakistani Foreign Office spokesperson Moazzam Ahmad Khan said that anything which may initiate a nuclear or conventional arms race will not augur well for the region, Xinhua reported.

The defence agreement was signed in New Delhi during a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Under the deal, India will buy 42 Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets and 71 Mi-17 helicopters, among others.

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