Ukraine, Pakistan Discussing Joint Venture, Technology Transfer Deal

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Ukraine and Pakistan appear to be discussing several options for joint ventures and technology transfer following last month’s visit of Pak Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa to Ukraine where he was given a demonstration of tanks, anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) and drones among others.

Weapons demonstrated to General Bajwa and his team include an ATGM system made by KB LUCH, the Oplot tank, anew amphibious armored personnel carrier, combat drones and several others.

Ukrainian Minister of Defense, Andriy Taran during his talks with General Bajwa on May 19 highlighted the most promising weapons systems being developed for Ukraine’s armed services. “Pakistan is keen to enhance defense cooperation with Ukraine on the basis of Transfer of Technology and Joint Ventures in future as both sides can benefit from each other’s experience,” Gen Bajwa was quoted as saying after the meeting.