Pakistan Disappointed over Indian reaction to US F-16 sale
ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office on Sunday communicated “shock” at the Indian government’s failure over the United States’ choice to offer eight F-16 contender planes to Pakistan.
A “baffled” India on Saturday summoned the US emissary in New Delhi, Richard Verma, to ‘pass on its dismay’ with respect to the Obama organization’s choice to advise the offer of the flying machine to Pakistan.
Indian Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar met the US diplomat at the service to pass on India’s dissatisfaction with the arrangement to Washington, in a meeting which kept going 45 minutes.
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“Their armed force and munititions stockpile stock is much bigger and they are the biggest merchant of resistance hardware,” Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said in an announcement.
“With respect to the F-16 deal, Pakistan and the United States are nearly participating in countering terrorism endeavors,” he said, including that the US State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner had before declared that the reason for the deal was the upgrade Pakistan’s exactness strike capacity.
It is in US security hobbies to bolster Pakistan’s counter-terrorism endeavors, Toner had said.