Days after Imran Khan’s visit, US approves sales to support Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jets

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The latest decision would help it in 24x7 end-use monitoring of the F-16 fighter jets in that country as this would require the assignment of 60 contractor representatives there to assist in the oversight of the F-16 programme.

Days after the meeting between President Donald Trump and Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, the Pentagon notified the Congress on Friday of its decision to approve military sales worth USD 125 million that would result in 24x7 end-use monitoring of the F-16 fighter jets of Pakistan.

US officials asserted that the freeze in security assistance to Pakistan on Trump's direction since January 2018 was still in place and the latest decision would help it in 24x7 end-use monitoring of the F-16 fighter jets in that country as this would require the assignment of 60 contractor representatives there to assist in the oversight of the F-16 programme.

"There has been no change to the security assistance suspension announced by the president in January 2018. As the president reiterated this week, we could consider the restoration of certain security assistance programmes consistent with the broader tenor of our relationship," a state department spokesperson told PTI.

He referred to the notification sent in this regard by the Pentagon to the Congress on Friday.

"This proposed sale will support the foreign policy and national security of the United States by protecting American technology through the continued presence of US personnel that provide 24x7 end-use monitoring," he said.

"The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Pakistan for Technical Security Team (TST) in continued support of the F-16 program for an estimated cost of USD 125 million," the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a statement.

The Pentagon delivered the required certification notifying the Congress of this possible sale on Friday.

Pakistan has used the F-16 fighter jets against India, the latest being in the aftermath of the Balakot airstrike inside Pakistan by India.


According to the statement, Pakistan had requested a continuation of technical support services -- US government and contractor technical and logistics support services -- and other related elements of logistics support to assist in the oversight of operations in support of the Pakistan Peace Drive advanced F-16 programme.
https://www.indiatoday.in/world/sto...-pakistan-f16-fighter-jets-1574104-2019-07-27

 

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US approves sales to support Pak's F-16 fighter jets for 24x7 end-use monitoring
 

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now the yindoos will do the usual dhothi shivering!

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tRumps way of saying.. If India buys S-400 ,..US can sell spares to pak

as if US has not done to this India before by supporting a terrorist nation like pakistan.
But hey..we are in a better position to deal with pakis and their flying dumbos.
 
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now the yindoos will do the usual dhothi shivering!

Edit:
Also

tRumps way of saying.. If India buys S-400 ,..US can sell spares to pak

as if US has not done to this India before by supporting a terrorist nation like pakistan.
But hey..we are in a better position to deal with pakis and their flying dumbos.
F16s are not a serious threat for us, we should go ahead with procurement of S400s and longer range BVR missiles preferably i Derby and Meteors. Also I want at least 72 Rafales purchased directly from France and Su35 will be icing on the cake.
 

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F16s are not a serious threat for us, we should go ahead with procurement of S400s and longer range BVR missiles preferably i Derby and Meteors. Also I want at least 72 Rafales purchased directly from France and Su35 will be icing on the cake.
Uncle Sam knows we will get S400 with payments already decided...his only chance of getting something off our pockets was upcoming 114 planes deal which he thinks he have lost already post balakot. Renaming F16 to F21 will not cut it and Most probably Its either SU 35 Or MIG 35 or Rafael. Gen Dhanoa have already sing praises for MIG ... Moreover, Americans cannot be trusted with military hardware...I can trust a whore on GB road but not the Americans...in fact buying from them will make us more prone to their blackmail...All he will do is stop H1B and tweet out in favor of Harley... :rofl::rofl:
 

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Full prime time to this support services contract given to paki f16s by Indian MSM tells something about MMRCA 2.0,my speculation is American fighters are out of the equation pretty early & we don't want to another single vendor situation and inevitable delay, Modi is going to G7 next month in France ,we could get a good news there. On the other hand it tells you about the American end use monitoring which India doesn't like,paki af can't support it's f16s which they are operating for decades and they have to house 60 foreign personnel in their air bases,S400 is done deal with a clear Mention in MoD report about its capabilities giving a boost to IAF
 

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Uncle Sam knows we will get S400 with payments already decided...his only chance of getting something off our pockets was upcoming 114 planes deal which he thinks he have lost already post balakot. Renaming F16 to F21 will not cut it and Most probably Its either SU 35 Or MIG 35 or Rafael. Gen Dhanoa have already sing praises for MIG ... Moreover, Americans cannot be trusted with military hardware...I can trust a whore on GB road but not the Americans...in fact buying from them will make us more prone to their blackmail...All he will do is stop H1B and tweet out in favor of Harley... :rofl::rofl:
He cant do anything on H1B either , most companies favouring H1Bs are all Americans like Google , Microsoft
 

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