Behind the Pakistan F-16 deal, a tale of many wheels: The Hindu

NEW DELHI, May 30, 2011
Arun S. Mohan

The sale by the United States of F-16 military aircraft to Pakistan, announced in 2005, was celebrated as a sign of deepening strategic ties between Islamabad and the Bush administration in Washington. Described by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as an attempt to “break out of the notion that [India and Pakistan are in] a hyphenated relationship,” the decision was met with anguish in New Delhi. But leaked U.S. diplomatic cables suggest that the sale was used only to further America’s broad strategic interests, with Pakistan standing to gain little from the deal.

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The Hindu : News : Behind the Pakistan F-16 deal, a tale of many wheels.

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