Trump Administration ‘Strongly Supports’ Sale Of F-16, F-18 Fighter Jets To India

The Trump administration has told the US Congress that it “strongly supports” the sale of F-18 and F-16 fighter jets to India and asserted that the proposals have the potential to take Indo-US defence ties to the next level.

Alice Wells, acting assistant secretary of state for the South and Central Asian Affairs, told a Congressional Subcommittee in a written submission that defence cooperation with India would be an important pillar in the bilateral relationship as it needs New Delhi to be the net security provider in the Indo-Pacific region.

In this context, the Trump administration has informed the US Congress that it “strongly supports” the sale of F-18 and F-16 fighter jets to India; proposals for which have been put forward by Boeing and Lockheed Martin respectively. Read More…

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