Pakistan sells anti-tank guided missles to Bangladesh

Here are our two neighbours in what looks like a legitimate business transaction.

MTCR guidelines not to bar Pak-Bangladesh Anti Tank Guided Missile deal
The News International/ Zia Iqbal Shahid

BRUSSELS: Pakistan’s envisaged deal to provide Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) to Bangladesh is not expected to violate the guidelines of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR), which seek to prevent missile proliferation by establishing common export control laws among members, a defence official associated with international disarmament network told The News.

On receiving reliable information that Dhaka is likely to buy 200 Anti-Tank Guided Missiles from Islamabad, the international custodians of non-proliferation and disarmament regime has examined the legality of such a missile deal between Pakistan and Bangladesh. “Deal of this kind is not prohibited by the guidelines of the MTCR and it will not be questioned by the international community. The international disarmament community has no intention to block the deal”, the defence expert explicated.