Monday, January 25, 2021

Pakistan ‘Really Upset’ By Sale Of Advance Missile Defense System To India By The US

Pakistan has termed the decision by the US to sell NASAMS-2, an integrated air-defence system to India as “disturbing” and termed it dangerous for South Asia.

With NASAMS II – New Delhi To Get Multi Layered Air Defence System Like Washington, Moscow

Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui in a media briefing, said the sale of such “sophisticated weapons to India will disturb the strategic balance in South Asia with security implications for Pakistan and the region”. “The defence relations between the US and India are contributing to the destabilisation of peace and security in South Asia.”

“South Asia cannot afford an arms race and conflict. It is therefore incumbent upon the international community to prevent destabilisation of the region,” Farooqui said.

With Rafale, Chinook & S-400 In Pipeline, Indian Air Force Gets Much Needed Financial Boost

The FO spokesperson repeated concerns regarding a false flag operation by India in an effort to divert attention from Jammu and Kashmir and from Pakistan’s successful counter-terror operations.

Earlier, as EurAsian Times reported, New Delhi could get NASAMS II (a multi-layered missile defence system) just like Washington and Moscow after Trump administration apprised its Congress of the forthcoming sale to India worth USD 1.86B.

India Successfully Test-Fires K-4 submarine-launched Missile INS Arihant

The NASAMS (National/Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System) is a distributed and networked medium to long-range air-defence missile system. The Norwegian company Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace teamed up with Raytheon and launched the NASAMS program as a cooperative effort for the Royal Norwegian Air Force.

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