Pak-US relations: the F-16 aspect


One way to delineate the contours of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and the United States (US) is that twists and turns are a fait accompli. That is understandable because no plain sailing is probable in this fast changing world. When it persists for a long time, plain sailing is cursed with banality dimming the colours of bilateral diplomatic challenges.
Geography where Pakistan is placed brought somehow both Pakistan and the US closer and pushed them to huddle up for a symbiotic relationship in the 1950s. There might have been a reduced diplomatic format of the US entering into a synergetic relationship with Pakistan, given the US’ global outreach, but it was there.