Recently, when the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahman arrived in Pakistan, Islamabad saw this visit as an opportunity.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan
Pakistan, which is always looking to surround India, keeps adopting new tactics. This time Pakistan has started making Tajikistan in its court to surround India. Actually, India’s only foreign military base is located in Tajikistan. Recently, when the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahman arrived in Pakistan, Islamabad saw this visit as an opportunity. To please the President of Tajikistan, he sent his JF-17 fighter aircraft to lead the reception.
The thing to note here is that usually Pakistan seems to be doing this only when its advantage is attached to it. In fact, when the plane of the President of Tajikistan entered Pakistani airspace, JF-17 fighters took it under their siege. On behalf of Pakistan, this service is available to the heads of state of those countries, which either have close relations with Pakistan or Pakistan wants to build relations with them. The Defense Agreement between Pakistan and Tajikistan was signed during the two-day visit of Emomali Rahman.
A contingent of JF-17 Thunder aircraft of Pakistan Air Force No 18 Squadron presented ceremonial air escort to the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon as his aircraft entered Pakistan air space today. Tajikistan President thanked PAF for this incredible gesture. 🇵🇰🇹🇯 pic.twitter.com/Kj3tS6y4mg
— Sana Jamal (@Sana_Jamal) June 2, 2021
Ayani Airbase is located near the capital Dushanbe
The visit of the Tajikistan President to Pakistan and the arms deal with it is very important from the Indian point of view. The reason behind this is the 1400 km border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan. This area is very important for India. India has also prepared Ayni Airbase near Dushanbe to deal with terror. Through this airbase, China and Pakistan are monitored. During the Kargil war, India had decided to build Ayni Airbase. It is said that 150 Indian military officers are present at this airbase.
That’s why Pakistan is scared
India and Tajikistan have long military ties and the Ayni airbase is a living proof of this. It is said in media reports that India did the work of repairing this airbase between 2002 and 2010. Apart from this, modern facilities have been installed on it. An amount of about $ 70 million has been spent on this. Extending the runway of the airbase, it has been extended to 3200 meters.
Here India always keeps sending defense equipment. The point to be noted here is that whenever Indian Army is deployed in Tajikistan or Afghanistan, there is a stir in Pakistan. This is because he thinks that India will have another front. This is the reason that now he is busy in making Tajikistan in his favor.
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