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Stories are rising that Pakistan has returned 5 helicopters to the US, in accordance with VOA Urdu.
The US gave Pakistan 9 helicopters some 15 years in the past to assist monitor the Afghan border. Pakistan returned 4 beforehand, whereas the remaining 5 helicopters have been despatched again on a particular aircraft on Monday.
The helicopters have been utilized in counter-narcotics operations.
Based on stories, the helicopters have been handed over to Pakistan beneath a ‘return or purchase’ settlement.
Formally, no rationalization was offered, however sources stated Pakistan determined to return the helicopters in favour of Cessna plane.
Safety analyst Mahmood Shah stated the withdrawal of those helicopters may have no impact on counter-terrorism efforts.
Speaking to Voice of America on Tuesday, he stated that it was not a gunship helicopter, however an anti-drug chopper offered to the ANF.
“It doesn’t make any distinction to Pakistan. Now that the world is in our management, no helicopters are wanted.”
Pakistan was largely depending on the US for its defence gear wants, however in recent times, because of ongoing strain in bilateral relations, Pakistan has been buying army hardware from different nations.
Along with the acquisition of fighter helicopters with Russia, Pakistan can also be contemplating buying trendy fight helicopters from Turkey.
This text initially appeared on UrduVOA
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