Washington, Mar 3: The United States will offer sophisticated laser-guided-bomb kits to Pakistan, a Wall Street Journal report said on Wednesday, Mar 3.
This development could spark some unease in India, where officials have been watching the expanded US military aid to Pakistan and wondering if the weapons would one day be turned against them.
According to US military officials, Pakistan would soon receive equipment capable of converting 1,000 traditional munitions into "smart bombs" that can more precisely strike targets on the ground.
WSJ said Pakistan will also soon take possession of a dozen US-made surveillance drones and 18 late-model F-16 fighter jets.
This will sharply expand the Pak military's ability to track and strike targets in remote, insurgent-controlled parts of the country, especially in the insurgent stronghold of South Waziristan.