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India worried about Pak getting F-16s

July 03, 2006 19:49 IST

Objecting to the United States' decision to sell 18 F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, India on Monday said the move is 'not conducive' to the improvement of ties between New Delhi and Islamabad.

India pointed out that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had during his meeting with US President George W Bush expressed 'disappointment' over such a move.

"This step is not conducive to improving ties between India and Pakistan," External Affairs Ministry spokesman Navtej Sarna told reporters in New Delhi.

The Bush Administration recently approved the sale of 18 new F-16 fighter jets with an option of an additional 18 to Islamabad as part of a $ five-billion-dollar deal.

Sarna said this issue had been a subject of discussions between India and the US and New Delhi was reiterating its position on the matter.

The Bush Administration has notified about the proposed sale to the Congress, which has 30 days to review the offer.

 



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Sub: STOP COMPLAINING & DEVELOP A F-16 SHOOT DOWN SYSTEM

The inefficient whinning must be stopped. A system comprising of fighter jets, missiles or whatever it takes must be designed, tested and installed for F-16 ...


Posted by JATIN PATEL





Sub: I am more worried

On one hand, Indian politicians are fragmenting India with their caste based politics. On the other Pak is hoarding planes and missiles from its friends. ...


Posted by Sunny





Sub: I am happy about Pak getting F-16

I am excited about the news of Pakistan getting F-16 from US. I wish they get some missiles also, from their friends. I think they ...


Posted by Sunny





Sub: F-16 sale to Pak worries India

No problem - India can always buy their own set of F-16s or F-18s to counter this sale to Pak.


Posted by labrea




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