US moves to finalise F-16 deal with Pakistan


WASHINGTON: The US government has formally notified the intended sale of eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan, taking a major step towards finalising the deal.

“This proposed sale contributes to US foreign policy objectives and national security goals by helping to improve the security of a strategic partner in South Asia,” said the notification published in the US Federal Register on Friday, along with a copy of the Feb 11 letter which the Defence Security Cooperation Agency wrote to speaker of the House of Representatives, Paul Ryan.