Pak urges US for early supply of F-16's to meet defence requirements

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Islamabad, Jan.14 (ANI): Sensing the need of strengthening its air defence amidst high tension, and rising war fears with India, Pakistan has asked the United States for an early delivery of F-16 fighter jets.

Pakistan Defence Minister Ahmad Mukhtar has urged the United States to help Pakistan meet its security requirements, including the provision of F-16 aircraft, The Daily Times reported.

Mukhtar met US Ambassador to Pakistan, Anne W Patterson, and informed her about Pak's military requirements.

"The Minister informed the US envoy about the defence requirements of Pakistan particularly the provision of F-16 aircraft," a statement issued by the Pakistan Defence Ministry said.

The United States had agreed to provide Pakistan F-16 fighter aircrafts in July last year at no cost, except transportation charges from US to Pakistan. (ANI)

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