Pakistan Rebuffs Reports On Cancellation of Helicopter Deal With Turkey

Pakistan’s army on Friday rebuffed reports that Islamabad has revoked a T-129 ATAK helicopter deal with Turkey.   

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan Army in a statement termed the news about cancellation of helicopter deal with Turkey as baseless.

Pakistani’s Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (DG ISPR), Maj. Gen. Babar Iftikhar, said they are  enhancing its army capacity and looking forward to having T-129 ATAK helicopters..

“It is clarified that Pakistan has never ruled out an acquisition of military helicopters from Turkey. All speculations in this regard are baseless,” the statement quoted Iftikhar as saying.

Iftikhar also talked about border fencing with Afghanistan, saying the situation on the western border remained challenging in 2021, mainly due to the evolving situation in Afghanistan.

Under a comprehensive border management regime, 94% of fence work on the Pak-Afghan border and 71% of fence work on the Pak-Iran border has been completed, according to Iftikhar.


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