The agreement signed by Defense Minister Khawaja Asif and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Choïgou, was touted by Pakistan`s Defense Ministry as a “milestone” in defence relations between the two countries. On 5 August 2013, Colonel General Vladimir Chirkine travelled to Pakistan, where he was received by General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani. The two generals discussed issues of mutual interest, with a focus on improving defence cooperation, on military-military relations on the security situation in the region, particularly in Afghanistan after 2014. [57] India`s decision to move closer to the United States has led Russia to review its defence relations with Pakistan. Last November, Pakistan and Russia signed a bilateral defence cooperation agreement aimed at strengthening military-military relations. The agreement was followed by another “technical cooperation agreement,” which paved the way for the sale of defence equipment in Pakistan. i. Chief of Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Russia in April 2018; Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee visited the Russian Federation twice in August 2018 to attend the closing ceremony of the Army Games and the joint military exercise “SCO Peace Mission 2018”; (ii.M. Alexei Frolkin, Deputy Director of the Federal Military Cooperation Service – Technical Cooperation of the Russian Federation, led a delegation to Pakistan at the “1st meeting of the Russian-Pakistan Joint Commission for Military Technical Cooperation” in March 2018; iii. The Deputy Chief of Staff and The Ship of the Pakistani Navy Aslat travelled to St. Petersburg in July 2018 to participate in the Navy Parade; Russian General Alexander Fomin`s Deputy Defence Minister visited Pakistan in August 2018; Iv.

Pakistan and Russia have signed an agreement on bilateral cooperation at sea and training of the Pakistani military in Russian military institutions. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and Russia signed a defense cooperation agreement on Thursday. Late last year, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Choïgou arrived in Pakistan to discuss bilateral defence cooperation with Pakistani leaders. Mr. Shoigu is in Islamabad for the Russian Defence Minister`s first visit to Pakistan since the collapse of the Soviet Union. He is accompanied by a delegation of 41 people. 15. In October 2015, Pakistan and Russia signed an intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the North-South Gas Pipeline (NSGP) from Karachi to Lahore. In addition to 13 October 2017, an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in Liquefied natural gas (LNG) was signed between the two countries. The two sides also signed a feasibility study for the offshore pipeline dasasie projects (September 2018) and, as a result of this moU, Gazprom Russia and Inter State Gas Company Limited signed a feasibility study for pipelines for pipelines from the Middle East to South Asia on 6 February 2019.