New Delhi: At the time when the Indian Defence minister is facing questions and criticism over the weak fleet of Indian submarines after the Sindhuratna mishap at Mumbai sea coast, Pakistan and Bangladesh are looking forward to buy new submarines from China.
A senior Pakistani government officials have told IHS Jane's that Pakistan could sign a deal to buy up to six submarines from China.
The officer informed that the deal can be signed before the end of 2014.
Jane's weekly quoting a senior Pakistani official says China is set to sell up to six submarines to Pakistan by end of 2014. China has also signed an agreement with Pakistan to sell two Type 035G Ming-class diesel-electric submarines to Bangladesh, reports from Dhaka said recently.
The New Age newspaper said the deal was valued $206 million. China has promised to deliver the submarines to Bangladesh Navy by 2019.
The news paper has claimed that Pakistani official mentioned that the contract is at an advanced stage and discussions won't linger on for too long.