NEW DELHI-The Indian government is concerned about Russia 's potential deal of selling Mi-35s to Pakistan, similar to the Afghan model.
Senior Indian officials are closely monitoring Russian attempts to sell an unspecified number of Mi-35s to Pakistan, a move that would tear up a decades-old informal understanding between Delhi and Moscow against supplying Islamabad any material.
"By offering to sell military equipment to Pakistan, the Russians are, in all probability, trying to arm-twist India from sourcing its defence requirements from alternate suppliers," former Indian Navy chief Admiral Arun Prakash told IHS Jane’s. "Such tactics should not intimidate India 's new administration."