Amid India Pakistan tension rising, US has now gone ahead and objected to using F-16s to cross over into Jammu and Kashmir.
US says that Pakistan may have violated former country’s rule that seeks to prevent foreign militaries from using US weapons and jets without prior permission for carrying out the sort of cross-border incursions that Pakistan attempted on Wednesday.
It need be mentioned that Pakistan’s misadventures across the LoC on Wednesday morning may have serious repercussions as it’s not clear if the Pakistani military got the go-ahead from the US.
America has strict protocols when it comes to using its weapons and aircraft.
Pakistan cannot use the F-16s in an escalating or offensive role, but it can use them to defend itself.
It has to be seen what the US does about this as it’s a violation of the mutual agreements made at the time when the US agrees to give aircraft to another country.
A spokesperson of the MEA said Pakistan’s attempts to use its air force to target Indian military installations were foiled by the Indian military.
“The Pakistan Air Force was detected and the Indian Air Force responded instantly. In that aerial engagement, one Pakistan Air Force fighter aircraft was shot down by a MiG 21 Bison of the Indian Air Force,” the spokesperson said.