28 septembrie 2022

US defends F-16 arms deal with Pakistan against India’s criticism


Top diplomat Anthony Blinken says $450 million deal with Islamabad is for maintenance of its existing fighter jets.“These are not new planes, new systems, new weapons. It’s sustaining what they have,” Blinken told a news conference with his Indian counterpart, Subrahmanyam Jaishankar.(Reuters)Secretary of State Antony Blinken has defended military sales to Pakistan after withering criticism from growing US partner India, which considers itself the target of Islamabad’s F-16 planes. Blinken met [...]