Pak use of F-16: US seeks report on end-user policy


New Delhi: The United States State Department has sought information on Pakistan’s use of F-16 against India in violation of end-user policy with the Pentagon.

Official reports said the Indian Air Force (IAF) has submitted images of parts of the AMRAAM air-to-air missile as evidence that PAF deployed the American-made fighter jet to target Indian military installations in Kashmir.

Sources said the AMRAAM missile can only be fired from an F-16 fighter jets.

As per the report, the US Defense Security and Cooperation Agency (DSCA) mentions that F-16 sold to Pakistan were meant to “enhance Pakistan’s ability to conduct counter-insurgency and counterterrorism operations”.

The US in past had imposed multiple restrictions on Pakistan for its use of F-16 fighter jets.


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