XXXVI, No 11, 11/06/2018
Pakistan: “Offsets needed to achieve army’s objectives”
A report from a Pakistani defence analysis group says that offsets would have to generate economic benefits to fulfil the Armed Forces of Pakistan’s own strategic objectives. Those objectives are to secure long-term funding mechanisms to support current and future big-ticket procurements. Pakistan’s defence and security establishment seldom requires public approval for defence purchases but is constrained by financial resources.