Monday, January 18, 2021

Pakistan Signs Deal With Italy To Buy 1 Lac Shells For Howitzer Guns

Perturbed with heightened cross-border shelling from India, Pakistan has signed a deal with Italy buy large amounts of ammunition for its Howitzer guns. India and Pakistan have consistently accused each other of ceasefire violations leading to casualties on both the sides of the border.

India Army Killed 4 Pakistan Soldiers Near LOC; No Conformation From Islamabad

Zee News quoted intelligence agency reports saying that Pakistan has finalised a deal with Italy for the purchase of nearly one lakh shells for its Howitzer guns. Moreover, Italy has reportedly agreed to provide the ammunition to Islamabad.

It may be worth mentioning here that soon after India struck a government-to-government deal with the US in November 2017 for the supply of the 145 howitzers at a cost of nearly Rs 5,000 crore, Pakistan bought 121 Howitzer from Italy, to ensure that there is no shortage in preparation against the Indian Army.

“Our agencies are trying to find out why Pakistan is procuring about one lakh shells from Italy and where they are planning to use it,” Zee News quoted an official poster in central security establishment as saying.

Meanwhile, defence experts are surprised over the fact that Pakistan is buying Howitzer from Italy instead of China, its all-weather ally.

“It seems that Pakistan is not much reliant on the China-made Howitzer gun, or the price of the Chinese Howitzer can be higher than that of Italy, but instead of China, buying these guns from Italy is quite astonishing,” said an official associated with the Indian security establishment.

Indian Army has been constantly giving a befitting reply to the ceasefire violations by the Pakistani Army. On January 16, the Indian soldiers gunned down five Pakistani troops while destroying seven of their bunkers in retaliatory action in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch sector.

The year 2018 witnessed the highest number of 2,936 ceasefire violations by Pakistan troops in the last 15 years along the Indo-Pak border. According to sources, fearing more such retaliatory actions by the Indian troops, Pakistan Army has increased the presence of soldiers on the forward posts.

More News at EurAsian Times


Indian Air Force Bets Big On Russian Jets; Set To Acquire More MiG-29, Su-30 MKI Fighters – Reports

The Indian Air Force is set to procure 21 MiG-29s and 12 Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jets from Russia. This development comes after the Indian...

UK, Germany, France Warn Iran Against Starting Work On Nuclear Program

Tensions between Iran and the EU nations including the UK, Germany and France have reached a fever pitch over Tehran’s decision to accelerate nuclear...

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Condemns Attack On Female Judges; Urges Taliban To End Violence

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani in a statement said the terrorist attack and continued violence is contrary to Islamic guidance and urged the Taliban to...

Why Pakistan Keeps Calling India’s Ruling Party BJP’s Parent Body RSS A Terror Group?

Pakistan has urged the United Nations Security Council to designate India’s Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) -- the parent organization of the ruling Bharatiya Janata...

Why China’s Dream Of Establishing Overseas Military Base In At-Least 12 Nations Could Soon Turn Into A Nightmare? 

Contrary to the apprehensions of the US Department of Defense that China is wooing 12 countries to make them agree to host its military...