NEW DELHI: Russia has pulled out of its 50,000-pact agreement with Pakistan following India's pressure. Russia has assured India that there will be no arms deal with Pakistan in the future.

The deal was to buy 50,000 AK series assault rifles from Russia. The decision was also aimed at enhancing military ties with Russia.

India suspected that Pakistan-procured guns from Russia were also available to terrorists. Raising these concerns, India asked Russia to withdraw from the deal. 

At present, the AK-56 is the Chinese version of the AK-56. The Indian Army received many similar guns from Pakistani terrorists. It is in this context that India has asked the Russian government. However, Russia has backed out of the deal and said it would no longer enter into an arms deal with Pakistan.