Pakistan drops US, embraces China as new arms partner
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is now “backing away” from the US, its long-time strategic arms partner, and has joined hands with China to “beef up” its arsenal of nuclear-capable missiles, experts have said.
Pakistan recently test-fired a nuclear-capable missile from an undisclosed location, for its short-range surface-to-surface Hatf-2 class rocket, which has been developed with help from China, Fox News reported.
The US was the main supplier of weapons to Pakistan since the mid-1960s. But it began to back away from the deals after years of “difficult and sometimes unpredictable” relations following the 9/11 terror attack.