US views relationships with India, Pakistan individually: Pentagon

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WASHINGTON: The United States views its relationships with India and Pakistan individually and not as a “zero-sum game”, says the Pentagon while endorsing Islamabad’s claim that it needs F-16s for fighting extremists.
The issue of the eight F-16s that Pakistan wants to buy from the United States came up again at a news briefing on Tuesday when an Indian journalist asked the Pentagon press secretary if he really believed Islamabad needed those planes for fighting “home-grown terrorists”.