The United States (US) government has declined to give information to India on the F-16 fighter jets used by the Pakistan Air Force (PAF).
American officials said it is a bilateral matter between the US and Pakistan, Indian Express reported.
They said the Indian side had informed American officials about an F-16 purportedly used in an attempted air strike on Indian military installations on February 27.
A US official said there is an underlying logic behind their decision. If a third country tomorrow wants information about the C130 or C17 or Apaches that the Indian Air Force uses, their answer would be the same, the official said. “It is a bilateral matter between India and the US,” he said.
Although India had shared input that suggested the use of F-16 fighter jets by Pakistan, there was no evidence, he said, adding that the only evidence he saw was what was presented in the Indian media.