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US Senators push Trump on defence deals covering F16s, drones with India

US Senators push Trump on defence deals covering F16s, drones with India

Two senators have written letters to the Trump administration to push for the sale of F-16 fighter jets to India as well as to approve a drone sale to the country, a media report said.

Donald Trump administration asked to push for F-16 sale to India

India has launched an effort to expand its combat aircraft fleet and the competition has reportedly narrowed down to Lockheed's F-16 and Saab's Gripen.

China confirms its aircraft carrier passed through Taiwan

The Liaoning is China's only aircraft carrier in operation.

China's aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait, Taipei dispatches F-16 fighter jets

China's aircraft carrier enters Taiwan Strait, Taipei dispatches F-16 fighter jets

China's only aircraft carrier has entered the Taiwan Strait, the island's defence ministry said on Tuesday, seen as a show of strength by Beijing as tensions rise between the two sides.

Pakistan has 130-140 nuclear weapons, converts F-16 to deliver nukes

Pakistan has 130-140 nuclear weapons, converts F-16 to deliver nukes

According to the report, Pakistan probably assigns a nuclear strike mission to select F-16A/B and Mirage III/V fighter squadrons.

India's Rafale vs Pakistan's F-16: Why the French fighter jet is the best choice for dogfight

India's Rafale vs Pakistan's F-16: Why the French fighter jet is the best choice for dogfight

The Rafale significant deal was signed by French Defence Minister Jean Yves Le Drian, and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Doors open for negotiation with United States on F-16 deal: Pakistan

Doors open for negotiation with United States on F-16 deal: Pakistan

Pakistan on Thursday hinted that negotiations on the funding of F-16 fighter jets for Islamabad may still be possible with Washington.

Pakistan doesn't need F-16s, N-deals to fight terrorists: Afghanistan

Islamic State and al-Qaeda are trying to re-emerge in Afghanistan despite the recent "heavy blows", said Afghanistan`s Permanent Representative Mahmoud Saikal.

Pakistan fails to seal F-16 fighter jets deal with US, says report

Pakistan fails to seal F-16 fighter jets deal with US, says report

Pakistan seems to have failed to seal the $700 million deal for the purchase of eight F-16 fighter jets from the US following a row between the two countries over their financing.

No intention of losing focus on ties with Pakistan: US official

A day earlier, the US told Pakistan to make pull payments for the F-16 fighter jets costing an estimated USD 700 million.

Major blow to Nawaz govt as US asks Pakistan to make ‘full payment’ for F-16 fighter jets

Major blow to Nawaz govt as US asks Pakistan to make ‘full payment’ for F-16 fighter jets

On February 11, the State Department had informed the Congress about its determination for selling eight the fighter jets to Pakistan.

F-16 to boost precision strike capability in anti-terror operations: Pakistan

 Pakistan on Thursday said the F-16 jets provide precision strike capability to its on-going campaign against terrorism, a day after top American lawmakers expressed concern over the decision to sell eight fighter jets to Pakistan, saying the aircraft could be used against India.

'Balochistan seeks AZADI from Pakistan': Know why - Watch video

'Balochistan seeks AZADI from Pakistan': Know why - Watch video

Upset of America's decision of selling F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, many leaders from Balochistan have condemned the move, saying that Islamabad would now use them against the Baloch population.

 

US moves to finalise F-16 deal with Pakistan despite India's opposition

US moves to finalise F-16 deal with Pakistan despite India's opposition

The US government has formally notified the intended sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, taking a major step towards finalising the deal, the media reported on Sunday.

US govt issues notification for sale of F-16s to Pakistan

US govt issues notification for sale of F-16s to Pakistan

India has opposed the sale of F-16 to Pakistan, saying it disagree with Washington's rationale that such arms transfers help to combat terrorism.

F-16 fighter jets important for Pak's fight against terrorists: Aziz

Pakistan on Monday said the proposed US sale of F-16 fighter jets to the country would strengthen its ability to carry out counter-terrorism operations and promote regional stability.

'F-16 deal with Pakistan will affect aspects of Indo-US ties'

The United States' decision to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan would affect "some aspects" of Indo-US relationship, a top American military commander has said, amid India's strong protest over the deal.

Sale of F-16 jets to Pakistan should not be of concern to India: US

Sale of F-16 jets to Pakistan should not be of concern to India: US

The Obama Administration said on February 13 it had decided to sell eight nuclear-capable F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan.

Are Indo-Pak talks off the track yet again?

Are Indo-Pak talks off the track yet again?

The planned meeting between the Foreign Secretaries of the two countries doesn't appear to be materialising.

India summons US ambassador on decision to sell F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan

India summons US ambassador on decision to sell F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan

The Obama administration today notified the US Congress of its decision to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan.