外文标题：Pakistan close to buying eight Chinese submarines: Financial Times
BEIJING: Pakistan is close to signing a $4 to $5 billion deal to buy eight submarines from China, the Financial Times said on Thursday, in what it added would likely be China's largest overseas arms sale
The decision had been agreed "in principle", the newspaper said, citing a hearing in the Pakistani parliament's defence committee.
Pakistani newspaper the Dawn said on Wednesday that negotiations with China on the sale were at an advanced stage.
Neither China's Defence nor Foreign Ministries immediately responded to a request for comment.
China and Pakistan call each other "all-weather friends" and their close ties have been underpinned by long-standing wariness of their common neighbour, India, and a desire to hedge against U.S. influence across the region.
China and Pakistan already have close defence ties and China has sold a large amount of military equipment to the country in the past.
Money provided by Saudi and USA. Weapons supplied by China. Pak is the operator. This is a 4-way strategic partnership to secure the Indian ocean region.
Pakistan have no money to purchase Chinese submarine. but China may be giving free of cost in the name of selling submarine to Pakistan. China wants a parking place. nobody can beet India now. China is nothing in front of us . Pakistan is worst country.
deepikapaola (Location) replies to bhagavath237
Money provided by Saudi and USA. Weapons supplied by China. Pak is the equipment operator.
Viks Singh (India)
Chinese submarines will run on Chinese batteries ? good luck
Why are Asian counties spending stupid amount of money on arms while thousends of humans are starving
Mohammad Soukat Ali (Unknown)
$4-$5 billion to buy submarines will only worsen economic plight of Pakistan causing misery to ordinary people. It will be wise for the Pakistanis to spend $2 billion to improve the economic situation of the country and balance to buy submarines to boost their ego
Sanjeeva Srivastava (Unknown)
they should spend that money on the well being of its people rather than showing their power on war front as they can never compete with India
Sajeev G (Hyderabad)
What an irony!!!!! USA provides Billions of dollars as Aid to Pakistan in its fight for terror and Pakistan uses it to buy submarines and other arms from China..... and on top of that, USA does not want China to grow economically.