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India tells the US that it is concerned about package for Pakistani F-16 fighters

NEW DELHI: India concerned about the USA decision feed package for pakistan navy of Fighter F-16, Indian air defense minister told his American colleague on Wednesday.

United States-built aircraft critical part of in military arsenal of Pakistan, whose sworn rival India fears the fleet could be used against him by his neighbor.

Last week the US State Department approved a possible sale of security and related equipment to Pakistan in transaction for the amount up up to 450 million dollars, with the main contractor is Lockheed Martin Corp.

“I expressed India’s concern over the recent decision feed package for Pakistan F-16 Navy,” Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh wrote. on Twitter after what he called a “warm and productive” phone conversation with US secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin.

I conveyed India’s concerns over the recent decision feed package for Pakistan Navy F-16.

Watch forward continue dialogue with Seceratry Austin to further strengthen the India-US partnership. 3/3

— Rajnath Singh (@rajnathsingh) September 14, 2022

Singh’s ministry stated that the two also reviewed US-India defense cooperation and reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthening military-to-military ties.

Pakistan, which like India has nuclear weapons, hoped on Chinese-made jets but F-16 remain most efficient and advanced in your fleet.

Pakistan and India went to war on three times. They got engaged in 2019 in antenna battle over occupied region of Kashmir, during which Pakistan shot down least one Aircraft MiG-21 of India and captured its pilot, Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman.

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Sandra Loyd
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