Pak, China to enhance military cooperation
GK NEWS NETWORK
Islamabad, Jan 17: Pakistan and China have inked an agreement for further strengthening defence production, staging joint military exercises and training military officers.
Quoting sources, online news agency reported Sunday the agreement was signed during the visit here of Chinese Deputy Chief of General Staff General Ma Xiaotian.
Under the agreement, Pakistan and China have agreed that both countries would work jointly for strategic stability in the region and to enhance cooperation between institutions of defence production, the sources said.
It was also agreed that both countries would also ensure the implementation of memorandums of understanding signed in the past on the supply of latest planes and ships and any obstacles in the way would be removed through talks.
The sources further said that both countries agreed on the training of soldiers and frequent visits of senior military officers and contacts between them, adding that the agreement will have far-reaching impact on the relations between the two countries.
Pakistan-China relations began in 1950 when this country was among the first to break ties with Taiwan and recognise the People’s Republic of China.
Following the Sino-Indian hostilities of 1962, Pakistan’s relations with China became stronger. Since then, the two countries have regularly exchanged high-level visits, resulting in a variety of agreements.
The relationship has been described by Chinese President Hu Jintao as “higher than the mountains and deeper than the oceans”.
Of late, military cooperation has deepened with joint projects producing armaments ranging from fighter jets to guided missile frigates.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 17 Jan 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 17 Jan 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 18 Jan 2010 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM FRONTPAGE
Srinagar, Jan 17: Despite years of public resentment particularly from the sports fraternity, Valley’s sole indoor stadium at Hazuri Bagh continues to be under the occupation of the paramilitary troops More
1 more tests positive
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
Jammu, Jan 17: One more person has tested positive for the swine flu in Jammu and Kashmir, taking the total number of cases in the state to 66, health officials said today.Four persons have died due to More
ARIF SHAFI WANI
Srinagar, Jan 17: In a bid to stop influx of sewage of densely populated areas abutting Dal lake, authorities have started work on two Sewage Treatment Plants.Construction of the two STPs has been started More
- GK Business
Srinagar, Jan 17: Valley’s apex industrial body, the Federation Chamber of Industries Kashmir (FCIK) Sunday suggested to the government to disinvest in the non-performing public sector undertakings in More