India has strongly opposed the financial help given by the US to Pakistan to strengthen its security. America’s Biden government last week asked Pakistan’s old F-16 Fighter Aircraft A package of $ 450 million ($ 45 million) has been approved for the maintenance of . India is very upset with this decision of the Biden administration. This is because America did not talk to India before doing so, nor did it share any information about this decision.
Tension continues between India and Pakistan on different issues. Terrorist activities from neighboring countries have also become a cause of great trouble for India these days. In such a situation, without bringing this matter to India's notice, the announcement of the package for fighter jets by America is going to be a big blow. In fact, through this decision, the Biden government has overturned the decision of the then President Donald Trump in the year 2018, in which he had clearly refused to give security help to Pakistan and said that Pakistan would not help the US in the fight against terrorism. not doing.
Good relations should be maintained with both the countries- America
On India's strong voice against the aid given to Pakistan, the US said that the relations between Pakistan and India are different. It is not at all that if the relations between two countries are not good, then we should have good relations with one of those two countries and bad with the other. America should have good relations with both India and Pakistan.
During an interview with India Today, a US official Donald Lu told that no aircraft or any weapon is involved in the aid given to Pakistan. This help has been given to Pakistan only so that it can maintain its security weapons. America said that Pakistan will help America in the fight against terrorism through this amount. This will strengthen America's national security and foreign policy.
Former Foreign Secretary of the country Kanwal Sibal expressed strong opposition to this decision of America and said that America has tried to strengthen Pakistan's fighter jet F-16 by providing funds. This has dealt a big blow to the relations between India and America. This decision of America also raises questions about its credibility. Pakistan is already a close friend of China. He buys 47% of the weapons from China. This fighter aircraft (F-16) was used by Pakistan against India during the Balakot strike.
US decision to boost Pak's F16 fleet sets back India-US ties. Raises issues of trust/reliability.If US refuses to choose between India& Pak & arms our adversary why sh'd India choose sides on Ukraine& dilute ties with Russia. Reasons given for US decision hark back to Cold War.
— Kanwal Sibal (@KanwalSibal) September 8, 2022
Get the more world wide news