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F-16 Fighting Falcons for India
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.