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F-16 Fight­ing Fal­cons for In­dia

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Two Se­na­tors have urged the Don­ald Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion to push for the sale of F-16 fighter jets to In­dia to build ca­pa­bil­ity to counter China’s grow­ing mil­i­tary power in the Pa­cific. Se­na­tors Mark Warner from Vir­ginia and John Cornyn from Texas in a joint let­ter to the US De­fense Sec­re­tary James Mat­tis and Sec­re­tary of State Rex Tiller­son said, the Trump ad­min- is­tra­tion must make the fighter jet ac­qui­si­tion a pri­or­ity dur­ing bi­lat­eral dis­cus­sions with In­dia. Mak­ing a strong case for the sale of F-16s to In­dia, the two Se­na­tors said this would rep­re­sent a his­toric win for Amer­ica and deepen US-In­dia strate­gic part­ner­ship. The last F- 16 for the US Air Force rolled off the pro­duc­tion line in1999.

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