British report reveals Israel’s arms exports to Pakistan


Israel has exported security equipment over the past five years to Pakistan and four Arab countries, Israeli newspaper Haaretz quoted a British government report as saying.

However, a spokesman of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) categorically denied the news report saying it was “misleading” and “not based on facts”.

The report says that in addition to Pakistan, Israel has exported arms and security equipment to Egypt, Algeria, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco.

The report deals with British government permits for arms and security equipment exports and was released by Britain’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

The department oversees security exports and publishes regular reports on permits granted or denied to purchase arms, military equipment or civilian items that are monitored.

Haaretz reported that from January 2008 to December 2012, British authorities processed hundreds of Israeli applications to purchase military items containing British components for use by the Israel Defence Forces, or to go into systems exported to third countries.

The UK government reports also list the countries to which Israel sought to export the items. Among Israel’s clients are countries with which it does not have diplomatic ties.

The report says that in 2011 Israel sought to purchase British components to export radar systems to Pakistan, as well as electronic warfare systems, Head-up Cockpit Displays ?(HUD?), parts for fighter jets and aircraft engines, optic target acquisition systems, components of training aircraft, and military electronic systems.

Prior to that, in 2010, Israel applied for permits to export electronic warfare systems and HUDs with components from Britain to Pakistan. Also in 2010, Israel sought permits to supply Egypt and Morocco with Israeli electronic warfare systems and HUD systems that use British parts, the Haaretz said in its report.

In 2009, Israel requested permits from British authorities to process security equipment exports to Algeria, Morocco and the UAE. The exports processing south for Algeria and the UAE also including permits to supply components for drones.

According to the British reports, Israel’s other clients for military exports over the past five years include India, Singapore, Turkey, Vietnam, South Korea, Japan, Sweden, Portugal, the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Colombia, Holland, Italy, Germany, Spain, Thailand, Macedonia, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, Switzerland, Ecuador, Mexico, Finland, Ireland, Luxembourg, Equatorial Guyana, Poland and Argentina.


Comments (79)

ishrat salim

June 11, 2013 10:32 am

Now guys…understand, we are salable people…..never happened in the past 65 yrs of our history, but past 5 years of PPP govt…..


June 11, 2013 10:43 am

I understand Pakistan also sold Stinger missiles to Israel in 80’s.


June 11, 2013 10:55 am

A prominent American Socialite who received a State award from President Zia ul Haq claims in her website that President Zia said to her that he has no objections to receiving arms from Israel for the Afghan Mujahideen as long as they were not packed in cartons stamped with the name of the Govt of Israel


June 11, 2013 11:04 am

The world is strange. The world’s sole jihadi exporter has a relation with world’s best jihadi killer.


June 11, 2013 11:14 am

Sir, It is irony of political compulsion that on one hand Islamic countries including Pakistan condemn Jews state on Palestine cause, on the other hand they import weapons from the same Jews state. Contradictions in the duplicity of behaviours make them a laughing stock in the eyes of the world. Yours faithfully BIMAL CHANDRA JHA Samanpura Road, Patna, India

Adil Haider

June 11, 2013 11:51 am

The only question that remains unanswered is what concessions did the Pakistanis give the Israelis for the purchase of these items.


June 11, 2013 12:37 pm

People of Pakistan need an explantion from the pakistani govt. It’s hypocitical to accept arms from a country with whom one doesn’t have any diplomatic relations.


June 11, 2013 12:42 pm

With those Israeli radars, we were unable to detect the raid team that hunted down OBL


June 11, 2013 12:42 pm

Business is a business and cup of a tea is a cup of a tea…

 Common Man
June 11, 2013 12:57 pm

After all the Jew hating Pakistan now buying arms from Israel. Very interesting.


June 11, 2013 1:20 pm

Wake up mullahs stop preaching hate. Love Isreal they are helping our jawans stay alive with lastest tech.

fida sayani
June 11, 2013 1:57 pm

Shame on the ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF PAKISTAN, and they claim that they are the friends of Palestine and member of the Islamic ummah. The citizen of Pakistan should take notice of this and take action against Pakistan army, and punish those responsible for the purchases.


June 11, 2013 2:03 pm

@Reader: They are not accepting it for free. They paid the full price for that equipment. What’s wrong with that, it was a simple business transaction.

Husain Bulman

June 11, 2013 2:35 pm

@Reader: Seek knowledge , if you are required to go to China, according to the hadith of the holy prophet……… Obviously Hejaz and China did not had any diplomatic relationship at that time…….Whats wrong in getting security equipment and latest technology from Isreal………………….


June 11, 2013 2:37 pm

Islamic Republic Of Pakistan!! What a shame you have been!! The Pakistani Army and Political establishment have sold their souls to the Zionist imperialists!! Pakistan trades with these imperialists at the expense of defenceless tribals who are murdered everyday by these imperialists. Corrupt Pakistani Army and the soul-less establishment are as much responsible for the murder of these tribals as the imperialist terrorists are!!


June 11, 2013 2:46 pm

@Reader: Business is Business, if the deal is in ones interest one should make it.

Zubair Khan

June 11, 2013 2:48 pm

Better accept the ground reality, recognize te country and develop formal relations. Why to have two faces which brings shame to all Pakistanis living at home or abroad.


June 11, 2013 3:41 pm

@Mr.T: do ethics have room somewhere in it?


June 11, 2013 3:47 pm

I think it is time to start diplomatic ties with Israel. We do not have to like them; but talking to them is better than the silent treatment.


June 11, 2013 3:58 pm

I hope the equipment suppiled by Israel hasn’t got spying instruments which monitors Pakistani Nukes or sensitive sites in any way. Has the equipment been checked thoroughly? Israel is known for crafty tactics. Remember Syria spying hidden in rocks?

Talha Malik
June 11, 2013 6:58 pm

@Reader: `If you don’t know, then let me inform you that on name of Military, governments outside does not even want to sell wheat to Pakistan. Arms are always exported using hidden channels whereas original documents of purchaser shows that arms were bought by a friendly country whereas its further transported to countries like Pakistan and they buy it on very high rates. Because of same very reason, our military ends up buying a the same equipment at double or at times the triple cost and middle man in between along with the office in-charge are the ones who make the most of the money through by exploiting the channel and claiming that equipments which are readily available were also bought through the same channel.




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