Pakistan in talks with Russia for S 400 Missile Defence System deal: Russian media

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Pakistan in talks with Russia for S 400 Missile Defence System deal: Russian media

MOSCOW- Khurram Dastgir Khan confirmed to Sputnik that Islamabad was in talks with Moscow on the issue of purchasing air defence systems, adding that Pakistan was interested in such weapons.

"Air defence system is a different kind of weapon we are interested. We are very much interested in a very wide range of the Russian weapons technology.

We are in negotiations [on air defence systems] and once we conclude negotiations, we will be able to announce them," Khan said in an interview.

Pakistan and Russia may reach an agreement on Islamabad purchasing Russian Su-35 jets "in the next few years," the talks on the issue are in their early stages, he said.

Last February, a high-ranking military official in Pakistan told Sputnik that Islamabad had no plans to buy the Su-35.

"Concerning fighter aircraft Su-35: may be in the next few years we will be able to reach that point, we are at the beginning of negotiations now," the minister said answering a corresponding question.

Pakistan is interested in acquiring Russian T-90 tanks as a long-term commitment instead of a single purchase, Pakistani Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir Khan told Sputnik in an interview on Thursday.

We are interested in tanks T-90 and it is not going to be a one-time purchase but it is going to be a long-term commitment," Khan said.