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The World : U.S.-Pakistan Jet Deal

The Bush Administration said it plans to proceed with the sale of 60 F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan for $1.5 billion despite questions in Congress about the arms race between Pakistan and India. The Defense Department announced that Congress has been notified of the offer, which becomes official in 30 days unless it is rejected by U.S. lawmakers. Pakistan has already bought 51 F-16s in a first step to replace its aging fleet of 135 Chinese-built fighters. Forty have been delivered, and two of those have crashed. The final 11 are scheduled for delivery in 1992.


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