US favors $125mn specialized, coordinations support for Pakistan's F-16 warplanes - DESI NEWS

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Saturday, July 27, 2019

US favors $125mn specialized, coordinations support for Pakistan's F-16 warplanes

The United States on Friday affirmed $125 million worth of help for Pakistan's F-16 warplanes, days after Prime Minister Imran Khan's fruitful visit to Washington.

Endorsement to help US-assembled flying machine was affirmed by the US State Department and reported at the same time by the US Defense Security Cooperation Agency.

"The State Department has made an assurance endorsing a conceivable Foreign Military Sale to Pakistan for Technical Security Team (TST) in proceeded with help of the F-16 program for an expected expense of $125 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency conveyed the required accreditation advising Congress of this conceivable deal on July 26, 2019," the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in an announcement.

"The Government of Pakistan mentioned a continuation of specialized help administrations; US Government and temporary worker specialized and coordinations bolster administrations; and other related components of coordinations backing to aid the oversight of activities in help of the Pakistan Peace Drive propelled F-16 program. The all out assessed program cost is $125 million," it included.

The endorsement for specialized and coordinations support for Pakistan's F-16s comes only days after Prime Minister Imran Khan met with US President Donald Trump at the White House.

The potential deal will bolster US international strategy and national security "by ensuring US innovation through the proceeded with nearness of US work force that give day in and day out end-use checking," the announcement reporting the Pakistan endorsement read.

The announcement included that the proposed offers of hardware and backing "won't modify the fundamental military parity in the locale."

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