China to provide airborne surveillance system to Pak

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Islamabad, Dec !9: China will provide Pakistan a modern Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) planes for extended surveillance of its airspace, said media sources on Thursday, Dec 18. Pakistan will receive the unmanned surveillance aircraft in the next four years on a deferred payment basis. Its a deal of $278-million, the sources said.

On Wednesday, Dec 17, Pakistani Minister for Defence Production Abdul Qayyum Khan Jatoi presented the details of the agreement to the country's lower house of parliament.
The report came as tensions between Pakistan and India are intensifying following last month's Mumbai terrorist attacks.

Last week Pakistan had claimed that two Indian jet fighters had violated its airspace.However, India has out rightly denied any violation of Pakistan's airspace.


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