As per reports, US is seeking more information on the potential use of F-16 fighter jets by Pakistan Air Force in the air strike against India in violation of its end-user policy.
The move comes a day after India submitted images of parts of the AMRAAM air-to-air missile and proved that Pakistan has used American-made fighter jet to target Indian military installations in Kashmir.
Reports says that,US State Department said that “We are aware of these reports and are seeking more information on the potential misuse of American-made F-16 fighter jets by Pakistan against India in violation of the end-user agreement,”
Earlier, on Thursday, Air Vice Marshal R G K Kapoor said that “There is enough evidence to show that F-16s were used in this mission and Pakistan is trying to hide this fact. Also parts of AMRAAM air-t—air missile, which is carried only on the F-16s in PAF, were recovered east of Rajouri within Indian territory,”
US, which is the major exporter of defence equipments always monitors the end-use of its equipments very seriously. LT Col Kone Faulkner,a Defence Department spokesperson said that “Due to non-disclosure agreements in Foreign Military Sales contracts, we cannot discuss the specifics of end user-agreements contained within,”
According to the reports, US Defence security and Cooperation Agency said that F-16 sold to Pakistan were meant to enhance Pakistan’s ability to conduct counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations,”