Skip to comments.Israel exported military equipment to Pakistan, says report
Posted on 06/11/2013 1:23:59 PM PDT by Jyotishi
London - The claim was made by the Israeli liberal newspaper Haaretz citing a report of the British Governments Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which oversees security exports.
Israel is reported to have exported to Pakistan a range of military equipment purchased from Britain, but Islamabad denied the claim with a spokesman for the Directorate of Inter-Services Public Relations describing it as baseless.
The report is misleading and not based on facts, he said.
The claim was made by the Israeli liberal newspaper Haaretz citing a report of the British Governments Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) which oversees security exports.
According to the government report, Israel has exported security equipment over the past five years to Pakistan and four Arab countries. The report, which deals with British government permits for arms and security equipment exports, says that in addition to Pakistan, Israel has exported such equipment to Egypt, Algeria, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco, it said.
A BIS spokesperson said there was no specific report on Israeli export of British security equipment to Pakistan, but it routinely released data on arms exports, including details of whether the arms were intended to be passed on to a third country. The Haaretz claim appeared to have been based on data indicating that British components sold to Israel eventually found their way to Pakistan. These included radar systems and parts for fighter jets.
Britain, however, refused licences for systems that Israel intended to export to India, Russia, Sri Lanka, Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan.
According to Haaretz, from January 2008 to December 2012, British authorities processed hundreds of Israeli applications to purchase military items for use by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF), or to go into systems exported to third countries.
Among the countries to which Israel exported equipment were several with which it did not have diplomatic relations. Besides Pakistan, its clients included Egypt, Algeria, the United Arab Emirates, and Morocco.
In 2011, Israel sought to purchase British components to export radar systems to Pakistan. Other items included electronic warfare systems, Head-up Cockpit Displays parts for fighter jets and aircraft engines, optic target acquisition systems, components of training aircraft, and military electronic systems.
In 2010, it applied for permits to export to Pakistan electronic warfare systems containing British components.
Doesn’t make sense. Israel & India are practically strategic allies and share their military technology, including nuclear.
Pakistan is a snarling s**thole of the world’s worst muzzies this side of Chechnya and a common enemy of both New Delhi & Tel Aviv.
Why for any reason would Israel traffic with the Pakis?
Makes perfect sense. Exactly what military equipment made by the British these days does anybody really want?
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Well, the U.S. provides military, financial and other aid to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.
Yes, and it’s stupid!
Our State Department still thinks the westernized Scotch drinking Pakistani military elite actually run the country and aren’t playing both sides, the Taliban vs our side in a game of trying to have it both ways.
Cut them off without a dime & let them face the Indian Army alone! This is as bad as in 1971 when we sided with the Pakis even as the wretched state of Bangladesh was being spawned. Of course that was when Delhi had the largest Soviet embassy in the world but India has long since gotten over their postcolonial antiwestern attitude. They still have China to worry about.
Just because US foreign policy supports the Pakis, doesn’t make it right.
They pay cash, and Israel is not in range of them.
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Not sure I'd rely on Ha'aertz, but not sure what the issue is. The US sells arms to Pakistan, including F16s.
What do the Pakis pay cash with? Real question.
Israel wants the pot boiling in Indian sub continent. But the same India also pay israeli with same coin.By supporting Palestine cause and Provide Intense training to Iran Pilots.
The Islamic Republic of Pakistan gets the cash from U.S. taxpayers.