By Taron Hovhannisyan,
Analyst of “Razminfo” website Taron Hovhannisyan considers it unlikely that the news as if Azerbaijan is intensively negotiating with Pakistan on obtaining missiles with a range of up to 500 km is true. Note that the news on negotiations was spread by Russian “Nezavisimaya gazeta.” “The news in the Russian press is very incomprehensible, there is no reference where they got the information. The author is an Azerbaijani, at first glance the news makes an impression of a propagandistic material. It is also proved by that fact that there is no such announcement in any Azerbaijani press. By spreading this information Azerbaijan tries to show Russia that if they do not sell them weapons they can buy it from Pakistan or from others. In any case there was no official announcement or information from Azerbaijan about the negotiations on obtaining missiles. At the moment there is no use in talking whether the missiles with a range of up to 500 km can be comparative with Iskanders as there is no certain information about it yet,” said the analyst to Aravot.am.
Note that official Baku announced about the intention to start a joint armament production with Pakistan in March last year, when Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif arrived in Azerbaijan. It is about the intention of Pakistan to invest a half milliard dollar in the military-industry of Azerbaijan. “It is disinformation. In reality the Ministers of Trade and Military Industry of Pakistan announced that they were going to reach the bilateral trade with Azerbaijan in the coming 5 years up to 5 million dollars, we do not have any fact that they really start. If we look deeper at the question, Pakistan is looking for allies concerning the relationships with India in the question of Kashmir that will support them at least on the level of announcements. Pakistan is the only country that has not recognized the independence of Armenia, but in any case up till now expect announcements that they are going to start bilateral armament production they have not gone for any real cooperation. If we look at the trade volumes of these two countries of the last year, there no export from Azerbaijan to Pakistan, it is the same from Pakistan to Azerbaijan. Thus, the real volumes do not match with the volumes of announcements”, said Mr. Hovhannisyan.
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