Indian government officials tracking arms exports to Pakistan say that for the past few weeks, Pakistan has seen a rapid increase in imports of its weapons from China. These include missiles, ammunition for tanks, artillery, and aircraft. In the last decade, about 70% of Pakistan’s weapons and ammunition have come from China.
China has all kinds of weapons, from anti-tank missiles, fighters, UAVs, surface-to-air missiles (SAMs), frigates, corvettes and submarines to helicopters, anti-ship missiles, beyond-sight. Are equipped. Range air-to-air missiles (BVRAAM), torpedoes and multi-rocket launchers.
Defense watchers in the Indian establishment attribute this to increased tension between India and Pakistan following the repeal of Article 370, with Pakistani strategists now raising concerns that India’s threat to reclaim Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) Trying to do. They also say that this increase in arms imports is making Pakistani generals at Rawalpindi General Headquarters (GHQ) increasingly aggressive against India.
“Pakistan is worried that they are going to face a full Indian advancement in PoK. This progress, in their understanding, will become inevitable if something like the Pulwama attack is to be done by Pakistan sponsored and protected groups in the coming days. To prepare itself for that event, the Pakistani Army has started stocking ammunition and has received several large consignments of guns and other weapons from China, which provide ammunition for the aircraft’s military fighters. Apart from those used by ground forces, ”an official source said.
Seaman Weisman, a senior researcher with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), the Arms and Military Expenditure Program, told The Sunday Guardian that much of Pakistan’s weapons have been received because of conflict and tension with India. “It has little to do with other threats or perceived threats. Thus, India buys and does, leading to a Pakistani response in the acquisition of weapons and vice versa. Pakistan is highly dependent on China for weapons. This dependency has only increased in recent years as European states are quite reluctant to supply arms for it and Pakistan cannot afford many Western weapons. India has enough clout and fascination as a market to declare Pakistan a supplier that any such supply could jeopardize its opportunities with India (as Pakistan continues to cede arms to Russians to sell, but India is far more important as a market for Russia. There can never be any serious Russian sale to Pakistan than Pakistan). As far as we can see, China will remain the main supplier of arms to Pakistan, and looking at the development of China’s weapons technology, that will not leave Pakistan in any trouble, ”he said.
The most recent arms deal that Pakistan and China have signed is the purchase of the 48 Wing Loong II UAV, a high-end reconnaissance, strike, and multi-role endurance unmanned aerial system capable of being fitted from the air to the surface Weapons, Weapons. This is equivalent to the American Reaper drone. Pakistan already has four Chinese-made rainbow-4 UAVs.
Seaman Weizman said that most of the weapons produced by China were now world-class, but since they had not been tested in a warlike situation, there had been doubts about their quality: “China would have produced second- or third-rate weapons.” Was, but it is now past. Of all the Chinese weapons produced today, most are good, often with many or most Western weapons — they are ‘world-class’, at least on paper. If anyone believes the US, the level of technology in Chinese weapons also worries them. At least Pakistanis feel that they are very happy with China now. Even the JF-17 fighter aircraft, which Pakistanis called a bit-rate a few years ago, is now seen as a very decent weapon, especially since China has launched all kinds of advanced guided bombs and missiles. Have developed, as well as radar, electronic warfare and other systems to make a handful of dated basic aircraft into a fairly advanced system. (These weapons) will be tested in near-complete warfare. And recent Chinese weapons have not been tested that way; Therefore there is always doubt whether they all serve as advertisements. “
Source: Sunday Guardian