US set to sell new fighter jets to Pakistan in bid to bolster partnership

US set to sell new fighter jets to Pakistan in bid to bolster partnership

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, NEV.-- A Pakistan Air Force crew chief performs a post flight inspection on a F-16 Flacon after crew members flew the jets here from Pakistan on July 16. The U.S. Air Force is hosting approximately 100 Pakistan Air Force pilots and support personnel at the world's premiere large force employment and integration exercise July 17-31 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. This is the PAFÕs first time participating in the Red Flag exercise.(US Air Force Photo by Lawrence Crespo)


WAHINGTON: The Obama administration is preparing to sell eight new F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, senior US officials said, an overture intended to bolster a tenuous partnership despite persistent concerns about Islamabad’s ties to elements of the Taliban and quickly expanding nuclear arsenal.

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