Agreeing with India’s past concern, top United States (US) lawmakers too have expressed fears over US government’s decision to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan.
They also, once again, urged the Obama administration to review its decision in this regard and revise it if possible.
Expressing concern, Congressman Matt Salmon said:
Besides Salmon, several other lawmakers too voiced the same concern during the Congressional hearing which was discussing Afghanistan and Pakistan and was being convened by the Subcommittee on Asia and Pacific of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The Obama administration was represented by the Special US Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson during this hearing.
India has been repeatedly expressing its displeasure over US selling F-16 aircraft to Pakistan.
At present the US Senate has put the decision of giving eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan on hold. The deal was struck between the two nation at an estimated cost of $700 million.