Pakistan Army rejects Israeli arms import report

Islamabad, June 11 (IANS) The Pakistan military Tuesday rejected as misleading a British government report which said Israel exported military equipment to Islamabad despite having no diplomatic ties.

Quoting the report, Israeli newspaper Haaretz reported that Israel exported military equipment to Pakistan and four Arab countries including Egypt and the United Arab Emirates over the past five years, Xinhua reported.

“In 2010, Israel applied for permits to export electronic warfare systems and Head-up Cockpit Displays (HUDs) with components from Britain to Pakistan,” the newspaper said.

The Pakistan Army dismissed the report.

“The report is misleading and not based on facts,” a military spokesman said in a statement.

The Haaretz report revealed that according to the British report, Israel sought to purchase British components in 2011 to export radar systems to Pakistan as well as electronic warfare systems, HUDs, parts for fighter jets and aircraft engines, optic target acquisition systems, components of training aircraft, and military electronic systems.

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