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India disappointed as US okays sale of 8 F-16 jets to Pakistan,summons envoy
13 February 2016
New Delhi,13/February/2016 (ITNN)>>>> US Ambassador Richard Verma, who was summoned by India over Obama administration's decision to notify sale of F-16 fighter aircrafts to Pakistan,on Saturday reached South Block to present his country's side on the matter. Earlier today,New Delhi expressed its disappointment over the US' decision of selling eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistaan and disagreed with a rationale that such arms transfers will help combat terrorism.

The Ministry of External Affairs made government s displeasure clear and issued a statement India s decision comes after,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.

Despite mounting opposition from influential lawmakers from both the Republican and Democratic parties, the US State Department notified the Congress that it has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Pakistan for F-16 Block 52 Aircraft,equipment,training,and logistics support.