Press Esc to close
Friday 09 December 2016
News updated at 8:16 PM IST
Weather
Max: 28.9°C
Min : 18.4°C
In Bengaluru
Partially cloudy
Breaking News

Pakistan, China discuss new defence projects

Last updated: 24 February, 2011
Beijing, Feb 24 (PTI)

The top Chinese and Pakistani defence officials have discussed new projects to expand their military cooperation as well as steps for timely completion of the ongoing projects, a media report said today.

Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee of the Pakistan Army Gen Khalid Shameem Wynne met Administrator of China's State Administration of Science Technology and Industry for National Defence Chen Qiufa and discussed various issues relating to defence cooperation including the ongoing and upcoming projects, Pakistan's APP news agency reported.

General Wynne, who is in China to take part in the eighth round of China-Pakistan security dialogue, yesterday thanked Chen Qiufa for his support in all defence projects and appreciated the active role of SASTIND in ensuring their timely completion, APP quoted a press statement as saying.

China, the major supplier of weapons systems to its "all weather friend" Pakistan is involved in a host of defence projects which included development of new fighter jet JF-17 Thunder which is being produced in both the countries with engines supplied by Russia.

China is also constructing a number of naval frigates for the Pakistan navy which so far took delivery of three Frigates and the fourth one is being constructed with Chinese cooperation in Karachi Shipyard and Engineering Works.

During his visit here in September last, Pakistan Naval Chief Admiral Norman Bashir said that his country was interested in projects involving building bigger war ships and submarines.

It is not clear whether these proposals figured in talks between Wynne and Chinese defence officials.

The two countries also cooperated in developing Al-Khalid tanks for the Pakistan army.
Chen Bingde, Chief of General Staff of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, (PLA) while welcoming Wynne said that the two countries pledged to enhance strategic communication and cooperation between their militaries.

China attaches great importance to its defence ties with Pakistan and is devoted to pushing forward relations between the two militaries, he said.

China is willing to work with Pakistan to develop the mechanism of defence and security talks, deepen strategic cooperation and contribute to the peace, stability and common development in the region and the world, state-run Xinhua quoted Chen as saying.
Wynne said the Pakistani army is willing to continue to strengthen friendly communication and cooperation with the Chinese army, and make more efforts to safeguard the two countries' development and security interests

 

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Artistes perform during the International Gita Mahotsav-2016 in Kurukshetra...

Artistes perform during the International Gita Mahotsav-2016 in Kurukshetra...

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama at the inauguration of a four-day seminar on legacy...

Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama at the inauguration of a four-day seminar on legacy...

Two rats gather in a shrub at the Saint Jacques Tower park, in the center of Paris...

Two rats gather in a shrub at the Saint Jacques Tower park, in the center of Paris...

A wrecked bus after meeting with an accident on the Delhi-Agra National highway due to fog...

A wrecked bus after meeting with an accident on the Delhi-Agra National highway due to fog...

Smoke rises from the house where two Lashkir-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were hiding...

Smoke rises from the house where two Lashkir-e-Toiba (LeT) militants were hiding...

Huge cash seized by the Income Tax department after it conducted searches in Chennai...

Huge cash seized by the Income Tax department after it conducted searches in Chennai...

The carcass of elephant Sidda being shifted in a lorry for the burial at the Manchanbele dam...

The carcass of elephant Sidda being shifted in a lorry for the burial at the Manchanbele dam...

A heater is placed in the enclosure of a tiger to keep big cat warm during cold day at Sanjay...

A heater is placed in the enclosure of a tiger to keep big cat warm during cold day at Sanjay...

Umpire Paul Reiffel is helped by support staff after he was hit by ball during fourth test...

Umpire Paul Reiffel is helped by support staff after he was hit by ball during fourth test...

TMC members during a protest to observe a 'Black Day' against demonetization...

TMC members during a protest to observe a 'Black Day' against demonetization...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523