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Originally posted by Silver Eagle
These Falcons were originally sold to Pakistan during the 1980's, but were never delivered. Can't find the story but the administration is supposedly just following through on the previous sale now that whatever sanctions existed at the time have been dropped.
Originally posted by rapier28
This is going to be the new versions of the F-16.
After its F-16 offer to Pakistan, Washington tried to sweeten the pill for the Indians, who have fought three wars with their South Asian neighbor, signaling its willingness to sell the planes to India too, along with the more advanced F-18 Hornet.
It also said it would consider providing technology for New Delhi's civilian nuclear program, a sign that Washington is willing to look beyond Pakistan to develop long-term strategic ties with an economically robust and militarily strong India.