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Delay to F-16s down to 'Indian lobby', says Pakistani defence minister

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Delay to F-16s down to 'Indian lobby', says Pakistani defence minister

Farhan Bokhari, Islamabad - IHS Jane's Defence Weekly
21 January 2016

Pakistani defence minister Khawaja Asif told the lower house of parliament, the national assembly, in Islamabad on 19 January that a deal with the United States for the sale of eight new F-16 fighters had been delayed due to "an Indian lobby" as well as Pakistan's former ambassador to the US, Hussain Haqqani, lobbying against it.

IHS Jane's has previously reported that the agreement, which was finalised in October 2015, was being held up due to opposition from some members of the US Congress.

Asif's remarks suggested that the Pakistani government was concerned at the highest level about the delay, although he stated that "as of today" the US government was committed to supplying the F-16s, adding that delivery of the fighters could take place in another two years.
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It will come through, I am just wondering since when did "Indian" lobby get so strong in Washington. Although, I have to admit that if Hillary comes to power, India will benefit immensely, but Democrats don't control the senate right now.
 

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If Hillary comes to power, India will take a big part in what she does and which laws she make.
 
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