India disappointed over US’ decision to sell F16s to Pak

New Delhi (PTI): India today expressed disappointment over US administration’s decision to sell eight F16 fighter jets to Pakistan, saying it disagrees that such arms’ transfers will help combat terrorism.

Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar will be summoning US Ambassador Richard Verma to convey India’s “displeasure”.

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“We are disappointed at the decision of the Obama Administration to notify the sale of F-16 aircrafts to Pakistan. We disagree with their rationale that such arms transfers help to combat terrorism.

“The record of the last many years in this regard speaks for itself. The US Ambassador will be summoned by the Ministry of External Affairs to convey our displeasure,” the External Affairs Ministry said in a statement.

The Obama administration today notified the US Congress of its decision to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan worth nearly USD 700 million, notwithstanding American lawmakers’ demand for stopping the proposed sale.

The estimated cost of the sale is USD 699.4 million, the Defence Security Cooperation Agency – a wing of the Pentagon – said in a statement, adding that this proposed sale contributes to the US foreign policy objectives and national security goals by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner in South Asia.

3 Comments

  1. Doddanna is held hostage by our friendly neighbor in many areas for multiple reasons. The biggest reason is doddanna’s own stupidity and shortsightedness in it foreign policies. A number of strategic blunders ever since second world war has resulted in an almost checkmate-like situation in Central Asia!! Second biggest reason is India’s failure in building a friendly, strategic relationship with China. You may like it or not – China is here to stay and it has grown into a global military and financial power. It’s cities, infrastructure are no less than the one you see in advanced western countries. Trust me, unlike many illiterates on this forum, I have spent weeks and weeks travelling in China for personal and business purpose. India is simply no match for China. And, China is not a threat to India as long as we respect its place in the region unlike our ‘peaceful’ neighbor whose only intention is to extend tribal belt past Kashmeera valley. We have failed to leverage our proximity and financial interests to build a good partnership with China. Unfortunately, Pakistan is simply exploiting this weakness in our relationship to create more trouble in the region.

  2. Hail Modi! What a spectacular Victory for Modi Diplomacy.

    Modi hugs Nawaz Sharif, he gets Pathankot!

    Modi hugs obama, Pakistan gets F16!

    What is the difference between Obama and Osama?

    • Modi hugs Nawaz Sharif, he gets Pathankot! Modi hugs obama, Pakistan gets F16! – Mr. BN Pai at his wittiest BEST. 🙂

      And sir, do you think – if our Srimaana Modi’ji hugs our Yumreeki Originaalige Rampa, will we AT LEAST get some PEACE out here? 🙂 🙂 🙂

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