‘F-16 delivery means strong military ties with Pak`

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 16:15

Washington: The US on Wednesday said the delivery of
latest F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan this week reflects that
it has maintained a strong military-to-military relationship
with Islamabad, despite recent setbacks in their ties.

"The programme represented by this transfer shows that
despite setbacks in the bilateral relationship last year our
mil-mil cooperation remains ongoing," Pentagon spokesman
Commodore William Speaks said.

"We look forward to broadening, expanding, and improving
this relationship moving forward," Speaks said in response to
a question.

Pakistan on Monday had received the last of the 18 F-16
fighter jets from the US.

Speaks refuted reports that there was any delay in
delivery of F-16.

"There was no delay. This final delivery was made as it
had originally been scheduled," he said.


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First Published: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 - 16:15

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