China, which is trying to capture Indian land in Ladakh, is now going to equip Pakistan’s arch adversary with lethal weapons. During the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi to Pakistan, it has been agreed to supply state-of-the-art fighter jets to killer submarines. This is the same Wang Yi who has come to India after visiting Pakistan. Through this important defense deal, China and Pakistan are going to take a big leap. It is believed that this move of China is an attempt to put two-pronged pressure on its rival India.
China is aiming to increase its defense expansion in South Asia, which will further increase its influence in the region. The increase in China’s defense cooperation comes at a time when the US and Europe are paying attention to the situation arising out of the Russia-Ukraine conflict. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said during his visit to Islamabad as a special guest representative at the OIC (Organization of Islamic Cooperation) Foreign Ministers’ Conference (CFM), “Beijing is determined to overcome difficulties and recover its economy”. is ready to help Pakistan within its capacity.
6 J-10CE fighter jets given to Pakistan
Earlier this month, China handed over 6 J-10CE fighter jets to Pakistan as part of its defense cooperation. The J-10CE jets were also part of the Pakistan Day parade in Islamabad on Wednesday, in which Pakistan displayed its military might. The J-10CE is a 4.5-generation fighter jet, which is second only to the F-15 and F-35 stealth fighters in terms of capability. Pakistan has also inducted at least 50 new JF-17 fighter jets jointly developed with China.
It is pertinent to mention that China’s increased defense cooperation with Pakistan is directly linked to the Russian S-400 missile defense system recently acquired by India. China’s increased defense cooperation with Pakistan is being seen as a response to a potential threat from Indian air operations. China is also strengthening Pakistan’s naval capability. Islamabad has recently inducted a China-made Type 054 frigate, which is designed for anti-surface, anti-air and anti-submarine warfare.
Pakistan planning to buy submarines from China
It aims to counter the potential Indian threat to the Indo-Pacific Sea Lane. It is reported that Pakistan is also planning to buy eight submarines from China. He is establishing it as the backbone of his navy. It has also been said that at least four submarines will be built in China and the rest will be built in Pakistan. In this way, China, which has deployed 60 thousand soldiers on the Indian border, is now trying to create pressure through Pakistan.