June 13, 2016 7:52 pm
"The chapter of receiving F-16 fighter jets from the US has been closed. Pakistan will now opt for Jordan-owned F-16 fighter jets," he said.
June 03, 2016 2:37 pm
David Ranz, however, acknowledged that the United States had concerns about Pakistan’s nuclear programme and about terrorist groups like the Haqqani network and Lashkar-e-Taiba.
May 28, 2016 1:53 pm
Pakistan, which expected to get the fighters at the subsidised rate of $270 million, was subsequently asked by the US administration to make the full payment for the eight aircraft from its national resources.
May 05, 2016 12:01 am
As Islamabad’s jet hopes crash, the generals must heed evidence of mounting global frustration over Pak behaviour.
April 30, 2016 8:32 pm
The purchase hit snags after US Congress withheld 60 per cent of the aid earmarked for subsidising the deal opposed by some American lawmakers and India.
April 29, 2016 10:01 am
Quoting an unnamed official in administration, a BBC report said that the because of the hold on it by Senators in the Senate, the US Government will not be using any of the tax payers money to sell F-18 to Pakistan.
April 28, 2016 8:03 am
The US Senate has currently put a hold on the decision of the Obama Administration to give eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan at an estimated cost of USD700 million.
March 12, 2016 1:16 am
The government plans to reduce contracts with foreign defence equipment vendors to 30 per cent of the total procurement over the next two years, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday.
March 05, 2016 1:51 pm
In the letter, Paul urged Senators to join him in blocking the sale of F-16s to Pakistan in an over USD 600 million deal. "I request that you support the resolution of disapproval when it comes up for consideration."
February 26, 2016 1:16 pm
"The F-16s have been a critical part of the Pakistani fight against the terrorists in the western part of that country, and have been effective in that fight. And Pakistan has lost some 50,000 people in the last years, including troops, to the terrorists that are threatening Pakistan itself."