F-16 to arrive in Pakistan in late January - US embassy

F-16 to arrive in Pakistan in late January – US embassy

January 5, 2012

Islamabad – While rejecting media reports, the US Embassy in Pakistan has said that neither Pakistan nor the US has cancelled F-16 program and the F-16s purchased by Pakistan from the US is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan in Late January.

In a statement, the Embassy said “some media have reported a stoppage in the U.S.-Pakistan F-16 program.These reports are not accurate. Neither Pakistan nor the United States has cancelled the F-16 program.

The planned delivery of the last “new-buy” F-16 purchased by Pakistan is scheduled to arrive in Pakistan from the United States in late January, 2012.

Several other F-16s purchased by Pakistan from the United States are undergoing mid-life upgrades and will arrive in Pakistan beginning in late January. Deliveries will continue throughout this year and next.” (The Nation)

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