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The recent suspension of military aid by the US comes in the wake of a more grave suspension, which is suspension of the strategic dialogue for more than a year between the US and Pakistan. ... Later, in his concluding remarks, Ambassador Mahmood stated that Pakistan and the US have always had a transactional relationship.
January 9, 2018 - ISLAMABAD: "Pakistan has suspended Defense and Intelligence Cooperation with US" - Said, Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan, Federal Minister for Defense at a Public Talk on “Contours of Security Environment of Pakistan”, organised by the Institute of Strategic Studies Islamabad (ISSI). Defence Minister elaborated, "wide field of Intelligence cooperation and defense cooperation, which we have suspended, my colleague Khuwaja Asif [Foreign Minister of Pakistan] rightly pointed out, but the facilities of ALOCs (Air Lines of Communications) and GLOCs (Gorund Lines of Communications) are still in operation. He further cautioned on GLOCs and ALOCs by saying, [as I said] it's a leverage that we use at appropriate time.
China is likely to set up military base in Pakistan: Pentagon
WASHINGTON: China is likely to establish additional military bases in Pakistan and other countries with which it has longstanding friendly ties and similar strategic interests, a new Pentagon report said today as the world's largest army increasingly flexed its muscles.
In its annual report to the Congress on China's military build-up, the US Department of Defence said China's construction of military base in the strategic location of Djibouti is just the first of what will likely be an ongoing expansion in friendly foreign ports around the world.
China is expanding its access to foreign ports to pre- position the necessary logistics support to regularise and sustain deployments in the "far seas", waters as distant as the Indian Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.
"China most likely will seek to establish additional military bases in countries with which it has a longstanding friendly relationship and similar strategic interests, such as Pakistan, and in which there is a precedent for hosting foreign militaries," the Pentagon said.
"China also continued to send submarines to the Indian Ocean, ostensibly in support of its counterpiracy patrols. In May 2016, a nuclear-powered attack submarine conducted a port call in Karachi, Pakistan, during a visit by the People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) Commander, marking China's first port call in South Asia by a nuclear submarine," the Pentagon said. "These submarine patrols demonstrate the PLAN's emerging capability both to protect China's SLOCs and to increase China's power projection into the Indian Ocean," the report said.
According to the Pentagon, Pakistan is also China's largest buyer of arms. From 2011 to 2015, China was the world's fourth largest arms supplier with more than USD 20 billion in sales. "Of this, USD 9 billion was to Asia-Pacific countries, primarily Pakistan," it added. "China's ability to remain among the world's top five global arms suppliers hinges largely on continued strong sales to Pakistan and demand for its armed UAVs. China is one of only a few global suppliers of such equipment and faces little competition for sales to the Middle East and North Africa.
"This likely will result in the Middle East and North Africa surpassing Sub-Saharan Africa as China's second largest arms export market," it said.
Last year, China signed an agreement with Pakistan for the sale of eight submarines, it said, adding that the first four will be built in China, with the remaining four in Pakistan.
originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: worldstarcountry
LOL DO people still think that Bin Laden was solely responsible for 911?
Good move by China; cant have the USA encircling Russia without some resistance.
Anything that slows down the Globalists puppet, namely USA is a good thing for the greater good of world peace.