Trouble for Pakistan as US seeks info on use of F16 fighter jets against India

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 March 2019, 01:57 PM
Pakistan had deployed US-made F-16 fighter jets during an aerial raid targeting Indian military posts.
Pakistan had deployed US-made F-16 fighter jets during an aerial raid targeting Indian military posts.

The United States (US) has sought more information from Pakistan on the potential misuse of F-16 fighter jets against India in violation of what it is called the end-user agreement, the State Department said. Pakistan had acquired the F-16 fighter jets from US to ‘fight against terrorism’ in 2008. However, the country has long been using the assets acquired from the US against India.

During a joint military press conference on Thursday, India had shown parts of an AMRAAM beyond visual range air-to-air missile to prove that Pakistan deployed US-manufactured F-16 fighter jets during an aerial raid targeting Indian military posts in Kashmir following India’s anti-terror strike on JeM camp in Balakot.

During the misadventure, Indian Air Force jets shot down an F-16 fighter jet. However, Pakistan denied the Indian claims of using F-16 fighter jets and that one of its planes was shot down by Indian Air Force.

“We are aware of these reports and are seeking more information,” news agency PTI quoted a State Department spokesperson as saying when asked about report that Pakistan has violated end-user agreement with the United States in this week’s border clash with India.

First Published: Saturday, March 02, 2019 01:56 PM

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