India raised questions on F-16 deal with Pakistan, US said – we have separate relations with both countries

Biden’s administration had approved $450 million in aid to Pakistan for F-16 fighter jets, reversing a decision by the former President Donald Trump-led administration to halt military aid to Pakistan.

US President Joe Biden.

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The Biden administration said on Monday that it does not see its relations with both India and Pakistan from a single point of view. Because both are partners of America in different ways. Biden administration said this, the foreign minister came to America s. Jaishankar The statement comes a day after he raised questions about America’s decision to provide the latest American F-16 security aid to Pakistan. Jaishankar had questioned America’s argument that the package given to Pakistan related to the maintenance of F-16 fighter jets is to fight terrorism?

Jaishankar had said that everyone knows where and against whom F-16 fighter jets are used. In response to a question during a conversation with Indian-Americans, he said, ‘You are not fooling anyone by saying these things.’ State Department spokesman Ned Price said in his daily press conference, “We do not look at our relations with Pakistan and India from the same perspective. Both are our partners in different ways.

‘Our relationship with India is different’

He said, ‘We see both as partners. Because in many respects we have shared values. We have common interests in many matters. And our relationship with India is different. Our relations with Pakistan have their place. It is worth noting that earlier this month US President Joe. Biden’s administration had approved $450 million in aid to Pakistan for F-16 fighter jets, reversing a decision by the former President Donald Trump-led administration to halt military aid to Pakistan.

Why did Trump stop?

The Trump administration had reportedly imposed this ban to provide safe haven to the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network. “We want to do everything we can to make sure that the relationship between these two neighbors is as constructive as possible,” Price said in response to a question. In fact, the US had argued that the package has been approved for the maintenance of F-16s to combat terrorism. Referring to America’s argument, Jaishankar said that everyone knows where and against whom the F-16 is used.

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