US wants to know if Pakistan used US-built F-16 jets to down Indian warplane

US wants to know if Pakistan used US-built F-16 jets to down Indian warplane

The US said on Sunday it was investigating to find out if Pakistan used US-built F-16 jets to down an Indian warplane, potentially in violation of US agreements. The Pakistani military has denied Indian claims that it used F-16 jets. On Thursday Indian officials displayed parts of what they called an air-to-air missile that can only be fired from F-16 jets.

KCooper
KCooper
ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 1 year

When you give your enemies weapons and they use them in a bad way, don't be surprised.

Rational ific
Rational ific 1 year

There is a one extremely easy way to keep a country from "misusing" your military equipment...

RJ of Cthulhu
RJ of Cthulhu 1 year

I think giving Pakistan the jets in the first place was a political move more than a strategic one. Now whatever US politician has power over the Pakistanis and is going to flex their muscles.

Idiot Prole
Idiot Prole 1 year

Isn't this entirely irrelevant? If you sell weapons to a country you can expect at the very least they'll be used to defend their borders. If this was an Indian jet downed over Pakistan then that is that. If they can't use it to defend themselves against incursion or invasion there is no point in buying the weapons. Also, I'm absolutely not commenting on who was right or wrong here, only that if you state terms in a weapons deal which mean the country can't use them for the purposes of self defence, you may as well not sell them at all. Also, if you say that you can't use the US supplied jets against India then, unless the Indian jets are broadcasting an IFF, you have to get within visual range for positive identification of your target... Which has shot you down about eight times whilst you mooch up to them to see what nation you're dealing with and then radio in to check the legalities....

IIZard
IIZard 1 year

Stop selling weapons to terrorists

Ralph
Ralph 1 year

the jf17 does look similar to an f16, wouldn't be surprised if that's what shot the Indian mig down

david dindu
david dindu 1 year

looks like india needs some f16s.

M.Twain
M.Twain 1 year

Can't stop the Military Industrial Complex, if your going to be weapons dealers, you have to expect those weapons are going to be used. How many weapons are on schedule to. be delivered to Saudi? Who s also now pursuing weapon tech.

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