Russia & Pakistan's Growing Engagement

Discussion in 'Pakistan's Strategic & Foreign Affairs' started by Spring Onion, May 6, 2011.

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  1. gubbi

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    Russia's major market is Europe. And Pakistan is in talks with Iran to import Iranian gas. So why would Russia want to route their pipes through a hostile and unstable territory? And to what market?
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  2. Abu Zolfiqar

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    Hi,

    when was the last time the Chiefs from these 2 countries met?
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    Russian army chief in Pakistan, Indian Air chief in Russia.

    Its the official travel week of the chiefs.
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    Isn't that the point of the warm water port? To open up markets in the equatorial regions and beyond?
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    Very interesting development.
    I was certainly not expecting this meeting.
    Winds of change?
    Perhaps...
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    Russia could have had access to those markets/regions in the past through an Iranian port, what have they been waiting for?
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    russians were our best friends...we let them down by denying Mig-35 fighter jets..now we pay for it....i am pretty sure they will offer you something unique......anyways my personal opinion is stronger economic ties between Pakistan and russia are in the interest of the region especially india...poverty is india's biggest enemy and the trade between Pakistan and russia will indirectly raise our GDP:agree:
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    Just a ceremonial visit, nothing must be expected.
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    And you are going to build the roads in world toughest terrains cutting down thousands of Km of mountains..right.did you notice afghanistan and most of iran is only hard tough granite mountains..

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    And you are going to build the roads in world toughest terrains cutting down thousands of Km of mountains..right.did you notice afghanistan and most of iran is only hard tough granite mountains..
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    Iran-Moscow highway planned

    Iran and Russia have prepared all the needed technical and economic plans to build a highway to link Iran's Northern city of Rasht to the Russian capital city of Moscow via Azerbaijan

    Iran-Moscow highway planned
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  11. somebozo

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    Still not a route as short as Russia - Afghanistan - Pakistan - Middle east.
    And Iran does not enjoy much approval in middle east.
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    hmm

    Pakistan and russia on the way to improve ties

    good for both the countries

    i still trust russia more than Backstabber americans
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    how will it raise our gdp?? ties between Russia and Pakistan is fine..no objections whatsoever...but how that will raise India's GDP??
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    Russia would like to take away some of Iran's markets on the African continent. They are competitors in the same exports.
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    A visit by the ground forces chief is not ceremonial. It has something to do with security most likely. Possibly SCO even.