Is Russia getting closer to Pakistan?Russia is moving closer to Pakistan, keeping an eye on the US retreating Afghanistan.
As India-US ties strengthen, Russia is looking to get closer to Pakistan. Political observers believe that this is the first time that the Pak-Russia agreement on arms cooperation has moved in that direction.
A decade later, a Russian foreign minister visited Pakistan. The joint visit of India and Pakistan is almost half a century old. But diplomats say the S-400 missile deal with Russia, Russia's largest arms dealer, has not changed in recent years. Despite US obstacles, India has decided to go ahead with the deal.
Pakistan is the most influential country over the Taliban. It is estimated that Russia is moving closer to Pakistan in the belief that it will be forced to make some moves with Pakistan to consolidate its influence in the US-backed Afghanistan. Russia, which has said it will not make any military deals with Pakistan without India's consent, is now ready for arms deals and even military exercises with that country. Cooperation has been reached in other areas as well. With this, Pakistan has become the only country in the world to cooperate militarily and in arms with the world powers, the US, Russia, and China.