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Subject : Pakistan looks to buy another 10 F-16s

Pakistan will seek to purchase another 10 Lockheed Martin F-16C/D Block 52 multirole fighters from the United States after recently concluding a deal to buy eight of the aircraft. A "decision in principle has been made to buy 10 more F-16s", a senior Pakistani government official told IHS Jane's on 7 March,

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Posted on March, 14 2016 10:26:31 AM


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Selling F-16 Jets To Pakistan Won’t Help Combat Terrorism: Manohar Parrikar

"India does not agree with the US rationale that such arms transfers help to combat terrorism," Parrikar said. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said India does not "agree" with the US' rationale that sale of F-16 combat jets to Pakistan will help combat terrorism. In a written reply in Lok Sabha, Parrikar said India has expressed disappointment at the decision of the United States to notify the sale of F-16 aircrafts to Pakistan. "India does not agree with the US rationale that such arms transfers help to combat terrorism," he said. Reacting strongly, India had last month summoned US Ambassador to India Richard Verma to convey its "displeasure and disappointment" over Obama administration's decision to sell the fighter jets to Pakistan. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar had summoned Verma to the South Block and during the 45-minute meeting conveyed to him India's concerns over the US military aid to Pakistan which New Delhi believes used for into anti-India activities.

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Posted on March, 14 2016 10:27:25 AM

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